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Jimmy McGee · Dec 12, 2014

Android Wear Watch Face API Available – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop kernel source is available for the HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play Edition! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Android Wear Watchface API and be sure to check out the article talking about Cyanogen and updating the OnePlus One globally, but not in India! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

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GermainZ · Nov 12, 2014

Android Lollipop OTA Coming Soon, Two New Release Tags Pushed to AOSP!

While we were expecting Android Lollipop to start rolling out to Nexus devices a few days ago, it unfortunately got delayed for a bit… until now. Google has now pushed out the final Android 5.0 release, along with some updated AOSP code for developers. (more…)

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GermainZ · Nov 3, 2014

Android Lollipop Source Being Pushed to AOSP!

It's the 3rd of November! As expected and announced, the Android Lollipop source code (LRX21M) is being pushed today. In fact, it's being pushed right now, so get ready to sync it really soon! As usual, that can be done with the repo tool: $ repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b lollipop-release Developers can also head over to the AOSP Git webpage to check out the code without having to sync it all (under the lollipop-release branch). This will enable custom ROM...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 17, 2014

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 23, 2014

Learn More About Android Source Code

If you've ever had a chance to build a ROM from source, no matter if it was AOSP or some other distribution, you might have noticed that the source tree has a lot of folders. Some of them are responsible for keeping device-specific parts, while others are used to coordinate the whole process of building. If you ever wanted to know what is kept inside of these mysterious folders, you should definitely read a guide written by XDA Senior Member...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 27, 2013

How to Make an App Launch with Google Now – XDA Developer TV

We've covered How to Build an Android App in the past. We've showed you how to install Eclipse and Android SDK and how to write a root app. We even showed you how to develop with Arduino and the Google ADK. There is a lot of thought that needs to go into building an Android app. Building an Android App is not hard, but it is certainly not easy. In this video, XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows an example...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 12, 2013

Working with Google ADK, Arduino, and Amarino – XDA Developer TV

Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler talked about why the Google ADK code is poor. In this episode, Adam put out the Hardware Hacker Signal, which looks a bit like a soldering iron, and got some responses. There are ways of working with the ADK and making it work for you. AdamOutler introduces like minded hardware hacker Kemonine. In this episode, Kemonine shows how to properly code with Arduino software and the Google ADK. Kemonine shows you many different tricks,...

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Jimmy McGee · May 1, 2013

Quality of Google ADK 2012 Code – XDA Developer TV

We all want to have more Android automation in our homes. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler set out to do just that and spent around 40 hours attempting to reduce and rewrite the code driving the ADK2012 into something which would be more moldable and bendable.  He failed and he explains why in his rant which he calls the ADK2012 "The Worst Code Ever." So if you've ever wanted to work with Google Accessory Development Kit, make sure to check...

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jerdog · Feb 6, 2013

Browse and Search the AOSP, Linux, and CM Sources Online

When in the course of developing from source, it can become quite cumbersome to find that specific code reference or symbol that is either causing you problems or is the one thing you're missing. You often find yourself browsing through line after line of code, hoping you don't miss that snippet you're looking for. This can get frustrating, and very tiresome, to say the least. With a new set of websites, your life might just get a little simpler. BBQSauce...

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