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Jimmy McGee · Jan 1, 2015

Android Security Overview and Safe Practices for Web-Based Android Applications w/ Dario Incalza – XDA:DevCon 2014

So far, we’ve talked about many things while presenting the videos from XDA:DevCon 2014. We’ve talked about robotics with Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! w/ Shane Francis, open source with AOSP for Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future w/ Alin Jerpelea and supporting users with Shoot Troubles, Not Users w/ Alex Boag-Munroe. However, all of this knowledge needs another piece to make a successful developers, and that is security. As a full-time Master student of engineering at the department of Computer Science at...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 31, 2014

Sea, Sailfish & Haddock: Shipping Linux to Devices and the Community w/ David Greaves – XDA:DevCon 2014

In his presentation Firefox OS Architecture and Collaboration Opportunities at XDA:DevCon 2014, Asa Dotzler talked about Firefox as a web browser and mobile OS, and how it exists to ensure there is choice in the marketplace. As it stands right now, the big players are Android and iOS, but a little group of hackers has another option for you: SailfishOS. SailfishOS is the topic of today’s talk. David Greaves is one of the co-founders of the Mer Project, where he focuses...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 30, 2014

Beyond Smartphones: How To Get There w/ Troed Sångberg – XDA:DevCon 2014

Today’s XDA:DevCon 2014 session video continues from yesterday’s talk by Andreas Göransson entitled Building Wearable Apps with Android. Today’s talk is from another Sony staff member. Earlier we heard from Sony staffer Alin Jerpelea’s with his session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future. Our presenter Troed Sångberg is a developer advocate with Sony Developer Relations. His many years in technology include a core technical background in the home computer scene of the 80s, professional telecom develoment since the late 90s...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 29, 2014

Firefox OS Architecture and Collaboration Opportunities w/ Asa Dotzler – XDA:DevCon 2014

We were privileged to host many presentations on open source at this year's XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those of you who were not able to make it to the sessions, we will be releasing another video for you to enjoy. The event started off with the open source session Quo Vadis, Open {Source, Standards, World}? w/ Jan Wildeboer. With Alin Jerpelea’s session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future, we found out what a company like Sony is...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 28, 2014

Shoot Troubles, Not Users w/ Alex Boag-Munroe – XDA:DevCon 2014

In presenting the various sessions from XDA:DevCon 2014, we’ve mainly talked about about development. We've done so by covering topics ranging from robotics with Nvidia and Robotics w/ Barrett Williams to open source with Quo Vadis, Open {Source, Standards, World}? w/ Jan Wildeboer, and even Building Wearable Apps with Android w/ Andreas Göransson. There is, however, one part of developers' lives that not many enjoy: users and troubleshooting. Today’s talk is from Alex Boag-Munroe, and he talks about troubleshooting. Boag-Munroe is...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 27, 2014

Wearable Apps w/ Andreas Göransson – XDA:DevCon 2014

XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK featured quite a few interesting topics as sessions. For those not able to make it, we will be releasing another session for you to enjoy. We’ve had topics on Open Source with Alin Jerpelea’s session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future, Jan Wildeboer’s session Quo Vadis, Open {Source, Standards, World}?, and robotics with Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! w/ Shane Francis and Nvidia and Robotics w/ Barrett Williams. Today’s topic a little closer...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 26, 2014

Quo Vadis, Open {Source, Standards, World}? w/ Jan Wildeboer – XDA:DevCon 2014

Open Source was a big topic at this year’s XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those who were not able to make it, we will be releasing another session for you to enjoy. Today, we offer a video talking about Open Source from Jan Wildeboer. This topic was also covered by Alin Jerpelea’s session: AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future Wildeboer is an Open Source veteran since 1993, developer, tinkerer, society hacker and Red Hat’s EMEA Evangelist. A...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 25, 2014

Nvidia and Robotics w/ Barrett Williams – XDA:DevCon 2014

Robotics continues to dominate our videos from this year’s XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those of you who were not able to make it, we are excited to release another session for you to enjoy. Today, we offer up a follow up video of Shane Francis’s session Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! This video features Nvidia Team Member Barrett Williams talking about Nvidia and Robotics. Williams is a member of the Tegra Tech Marketing Team at Nvidia. He began...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 23, 2014

Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! w/ Shane Francis – XDA:DevCon 2014

This is our second video from this year’s XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those of you who were unable to make it, we are excited to be releasing another session for you to enjoy. In a follow-up to our video from yesterday, Alin Jerpelea’s session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future, we offer up a video of Shane Francis’s session. Francis is an Android and technology fanatic who finished his computer science degree just over a year ago. Having been involved...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 23, 2014

AOSP for Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future w/ Alin Jerpelea – XDA:DevCon 2014

It's Holiday time, and as a gift to those of you who were not able to make it to XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK, we will begin posting our videos from some of the presentations. Over the next 12 days we will be releasing the sessions for you to enjoy. The first video we are posting is a familiar face to xda:devcon, Sony's Alin Jerpelea. At the 2013 xda:devcon Alin talked about Android and Legacy Devices. In 2014 Alin spoke about...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 12, 2014

XDA:DevCon 2014 UK Edition Event Review – XDA TV

This year's xda:devcon has come and gone. XDA TV Producer Jordan was in attendance. He got the devcon experience and is sharing it with you. Jordan talks about some of the great talks and the event as a whole. He talks about his whole expierence. If you missed the event and wanted to get a bbrief synopsis of what happened, you can check out this video. We will be uploading the session videos we took over the next few weeks. Of...

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jerdog · Oct 8, 2014

XDA:DevCon ’14 Recap

It seems like just yesterday we were picking Manchester, UK as the location for xda:devcon '14, and like only hours ago we all arrived to begin setting up. Now with almost a week gone from the event, I thought it time to reflect on the great time we had. Friday was a flurry of activity as we arrived at the hotel and started getting the Sponsors sorted with their locations, and the early registrations hooked up with their badges and...

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Pulser_G2 · Sep 25, 2014

Attention all xda:devcon’ers – Devcon is landing shortly

It's now approaching the weekend of xda:devcon '14, XDA's second annual developer conference. This year the event is taking place in Manchester, United Kingdom. The venue is ready, the speakers are primed, and everyone here at XDA looks forward to welcoming you to the event. The team organising xda:devcon will be tweeting from the event using the dedicated devcon Twitter account.We suggest you follow it - word on the street is that this account will let you know of some...

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jerdog · Sep 18, 2014

Schedule is up for xda:devcon ’14

With xda:devcon '14 just around the corner, and the venue close to selling out, there is a lot of excitement building here at XDA. We have some amazing things lined up, from over $10,000 in giveaways to an amazing group of sponsors. Add to that a fantastic line up of speakers presenting on everything from Wearables and IoT to Android OS Development to Alternative OS's (like Jolla, Firefox and Ubuntu Touch), and WOW do have we a lot in store...

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jerdog · Aug 23, 2014

Get Your Special xda:devcon ’14 Hotel And Conference Rate While It Lasts

By now you've definitely heard about XDA's  annual xda:devcon set for September 26-28 in Manchester, UK. What you may not know is that you have until the end of August to get the special rate we've negotiated with the conference venue, the Park Inn Radisson, at an amazing price. That means the discounted hotel rate, a savings of almost 40%, will expire, along with our special conference package including the hotel room AND the conference ticket, a savings of 10% off of...

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jerdog · Aug 10, 2014

Newcomer To The Mobile Marketplace, Spur, to Sponsor XDA:DevCon ’14

Some might say that the mobile marketplace is quite saturated with OEMs out there trying to make a dent. Others might also say that there are still segments which are untapped and forgotten by the larger OEMs. Marketplace newcomer Spur, a brand of Epitomical Limited, would be one of the latter. The brand represents the public face of a technology and design company that is deeply committed to inspiring both young and old, enabling education to the masses and promoting innovation. Their desire...

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jerdog · Aug 9, 2014

Epson Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14

Here at XDA, we enjoy seeing new companies enter the mobile world, and even more so when they desire to reach out to the development community. Epson, the long-time printer company, recently released the world’s first app-enabled label printer, the Labelworks LW-600P. Compatible with a variety of unique tapes (glow-in-the-dark, satin ribbon, iron-on, fluorescent, cable wrap, polka dot, and more), the LW-600P opens up a world of label-making possibilities that go beyond simple adhesive labels. In addition to the hardware, Epson also...

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jerdog · Aug 8, 2014

Ubuntu Back as Sponsor at xda:devcon ’14

Ubuntu, founded in 2004, has a long heritage as the most popular Linux desktop and cloud platform in the world, but in early 2013 they announced their foray into the mobile platform, followed quickly by their announcement of Ubuntu Touch. While it's been a long road, Ubuntu has committed themselves to delivering on this platform with the plan to create a single, convergent Operating System that works across phones, tablets, TVs, and desktops. We were excited to have them sponsor...

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jerdog · Aug 1, 2014

MediaTek Continues to Adjust Stance Towards Developer Community by Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14

Over the years, much has been made about MediaTek not being open to the development community and not adhering to the GPLv2 requirements with regards to the Linux kernel. Recently, MediaTek has come around to understand that the development community has a wealth of resources to help an OEM grow and better their products, and their recent announcement that they were going to be opening up was a welcome bit of news. In their continued endeavor to embrace the community, we are...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 27, 2014

Andreas Göransson to Talk Building Wearable Apps at XDA:DevCon 2014

This year's xda:devcon 2014 is certainly shaping up to include plenty of discussions about wearables. And why not? Wearables are a big topic right now, and developers are looking into how to develop for this platform. Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker who will be at xda:devcon ’14. A published author and researcher who has been developing wearable projects for the past 5 years together with his friends and colleagues at Malmö University and Aarhus University, Andreas Göransson will be...

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