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Updated Documentation for Android Lollipop Now Available

Android Lollipop 5.0

Still waiting for the Android Lollipop sources to be pushed completely? Those who can’t wait for the full release want to take a look at the updated developer documentation for Android Lollipop.

A new thread was created on the Android Building Google Group to let all AOSP builders know about the new documentation accompanying the Android 5.0 release. A quick list of the changes is offered below for your convenience:

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Submitting a Patch to Gerrit – Featuring XplodWild – XDA Developer TV


Not every developer specializes in every area of development. Our own AdamOutler generally uses Subversion for his development projects. Most kernel and ROM developers use Git, so he was a bit confused when trying to figure out how to “submit a patch to gerrit.” Gerrit simplifies Git based projects mainters’ job by permitting any authorized user to submit changes to the master Git repository. Without Gerrit, all approved changes need to be merged in by hand by the project maintainer. Gerrit functionality enables a more centralized usage of Git.

In this video of XDA Developer TV, Senior Recognized Developer XplodWild speaks a bit on how Gerrit works. Using the OmniROM Gerrit XplodWil. . . READ ON »

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Shane Francis to Talk Android, Robotics, and Vision at XDA:DevCon 2014


Our international xda:devcon ’14 in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28 will, like the XDA forums, focus on more than just Android and phones. We’ve got a couple presentations that cover Wearables and Android Wear. Of course, software isn’t the only thing you can develop in the mobile sphere.

Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker that will be at xda:devcon ’14. Shane Francis is an Android and technology fanatic who finished his computer science degree just over a year ago. Having been involved with multiple community driven projects–such as CyanogenMod–as hobbies has driven him to expand his interests into many different fields. Electronics and rob. . . READ ON »

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EXCLUSIVE: LG Developer Event to Highlight New SDKs for Developers


LG has been very involved in Android ever since they became the hardware manufacturer for Google with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and if the rumors are true, the G Watch. They’ve also upped the ante with the G2 and the soon to be released G3, and today they’ve announced their new QCircle SDK for developers.

The SDK gives developers the ability to utilize features found in LG’s G2 and G3, most notably QCircle, QSlide, and QRemote:

  • LG QCircle is a new folio case that lets users receive and interact with basic functions of their smartphone directly from the round QuickCircle window, without having to open the case. With the new LG QCircle SDK, developers can enhance their apps with this redefined UX,
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