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Jimmy McGee · Jul 26, 2014

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 24, 2014

Sony Developer Advocate Troed Sångberg Talks Beyond Smartphones at XDA:DevCon 2014

As we go international with xda:devcon ’14 in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28, we are thrilled to have our friends at Sony returning as a sponsor. The great thing about Sony is that they don’t just make a token effort; they bring it. We’ve already talked about one of Sony’s presentations with Alin Jerpelea talk on Sony and AOSP. Today, we are happy to announce another great presentation from our friends at Sony for xda:devcon ’14. Troed...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 22, 2014

MaR-V-iN to Talk Google and Android APIs at XDA:DevCon 2014

Our international xda:devcon ’14 in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28 is a celebration of all things mobile. The most popular sect of mobile development is perhaps software development. There are many different ways to develop software. You can use libraries and APIs to help advance your skills, among other things. Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker that will be at xda:devcon ’14. MaR-V-iN is a computer science student, privacy enthusiast and hacker. MaR-V-iN started coding...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 18, 2014

Android Security Engineer Dario Incalza to Talk Android Security at XDA:DevCon 2014

We’ve already reported on two of the speakers scheduled for XDA:DevCon 2014. Sony’s Alin Jerpelea and Mozilla’s Alex Lakatos are joining us, as we go international with xda:devcon ’14. If you haven’t heard, it will be held in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28. Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker that will be at xda:devcon ’14. With many different governments spying on you, Android security is a big topic. So to cover the important information of...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 17, 2014

Mozilla Representative Mentor Alex Lakatos to talk Firefox OS and the Mobile Web at XDA:DevCon 2014

This year, xda:devcon will be held in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28. We have great sponsors like Sony, Oppo and OnePlus. Just a couple days ago we announced that Alin Jerpelea will be returning to talk about Sony and AOSP. Of course, Jepelea is not the only speaker scheduled to present at xda:devcon ’14. Also presenting is Alex Lakatos, a Mozilla Representative Mentor and contributor to the Mozilla project for the past four years. He’s a JavaScript developer building...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 14, 2014

Sony Developer Relations Community Manager Alin Jerpelea to Talk About Sony AOSP at XDA:DevCon 2014

If you haven’t heard already, XDA is putting on its second annual xda:devcon. This year, we’re doing it international style and holding the event in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28. We have great sponsors from Sony and Oppo who joined us last year, to newcomer OnePlus. However, it takes more than great sponsors to make an event like the successful, it takes great speakers. Returning to xda:devcon is a speaker from last year. Founding member of the “Free Xperia...

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jerdog · Jul 8, 2014

Oppo Back as Sponsor at XDA:DevCon ’14

2013 was a big year for Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Early in the year they became the first Chinese OEM to honor their obligations to the Linux kernel source by posting their GPLv2-licensed kernel for the Find5. Then they freely and willingly opened up to the developer community through a partnership with XDA, which ultimately led to CM's release of CyanogenMod on the Oppo N1. And finally, at the end of 2013, they sponsored our first developer conference in Miami, FL.  After the...

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jerdog · Jul 4, 2014

OnePlus to Sponsor XDA:DevCon ’14

One of the most talked about, debated, looked forward to, and oft-maligned companies of 2014 is OnePlus. The makers of the once highly sought after, and now hard to get a hold of device, the OnePlus One, are sponsoring xda:devcon '14. OnePlus, a technology startup created and ran by former leaders at Oppo, are committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra, “Never Settle,” OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality...

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jerdog · Jun 2, 2014

Sony Back as Sponsor at XDA:DevCon ’14

As previously mentioned, we are happy to acknowledge Sony as a sponsor for our second annual xda:devcon '14 in Manchester, UK the weekend of September 26-28. If you are in attendance, you will be able to try out Sony's latest products in mobile and SmartWear technology. Be sure to ask them about their SmartWatch 2, for which you can innovate using custom watch faces and Sony APIs. Also, learn about their SmartBand and Lifelog service to discover their future possibilities. And finally, for developers interested in groundbreaking...

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jerdog · May 28, 2014

XDA:DevCon ’14 Call for Speakers

Last year's xda:devcon in Miami, FL brought together people from all over the mobile spectrum---from application and platform developers to security professionals to enthusiasts and those looking to learn and grow personally and professionally. We had a great set of speakers presenting topics ranging from UI/UX implementations to Security to Open Source Software Development to Mobile Processor Information and Application Monetization, and they all did a fantastic job. Make sure to visit last year's site for more information on the speakers and...

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jerdog · May 13, 2014

XDA:DevCon ’14 Coming to the United Kingdom

2013 was an exciting year for XDA. Not only did last year see our tenth anniversary, but we also held our first developer conference, xda:devcon. A greater time could not have been had by everyone who attended, and the resounding response from everyone was anticipation for the next year's event. Our top-notch speakers and sponsors gave their all, and without the support of the XDA community, and a willingness to take a risk and show up to a new conference, it would have never...

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jerdog · Mar 25, 2014

Mobile Midwest Conference to Discuss Trending Mobility

When people typically think about XDA they think custom ROMs, kernels, and themes--and these three bring a lot to XDA. What people sometimes forget is that mobile applications also contribute to XDA, with Android Apps and Games being one of our largest sections. Last year, we created the App Development Forums so that those interested in learning about, discussing, and collaborating on app development would have a central place. One of the ways we also look to encourage mobile development is...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 25, 2013

Sony Brings the Knowledge and the Goods in Their Presentations

XDA:DevCon 2013 is over. Without the great support from our sponsors, the event would not have been nearly as interesting or informative. One sponsor that really stepped up was Sony. Not only did they attend and bring their latest goods for ogling and testing, but they also brought three interesting presentations of our enjoyment. Their first presentation Karl-Johan Dahlstrom (head of Developer Relations at Sony Mobile) gave was titled “How Sony Supports and Works With Independent Developers.” Part of Karl-Johan’s job...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 24, 2013

Android Security Presentation Makes you Think Twice about Your Actions

We have talked about app development, Ubuntu Touch development, NFC and Firefox OS presentations from XDA:DevCon 2013. All of these presentations are of great value for developers and enthusiasts. However, there is a dark secret in your pocket: exploits. These exploits can be used for good, gaining root or unlocking. However, they can also be used for bad, such as stealing your chickens or texting curse words to your mother, or worse. This presentation has a simple title, but the...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 23, 2013

NFC Presentation Leads to Creative Thinking about NFC Technology

The past few articles featuring some presentations from the recent XDA:DevCon 2013 have focused on operating systems and app development. From great app development presentations to Ubuntu Touch development and even a Firefox OS presentation, these topics were thoroughly covered. However, that doesn’t mean that we forgot about the hardware. Our next presentation was given by the NFC lady, Pearl Chen. Pearl is known for educating people about many different topics, from web development to Arduino and NFC.  Pearl is...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 22, 2013

Stormy Peters Presents Information on Firefox OS

We have already talked about the future of Ubuntu, as presented by Jono Bacon and Michael Hall from XDA:DevCon 2013. However, Ubuntu isn’t the only startup mobile operating system that was discussed at XDA:DevCon 2013. There is a scrappy competitor that told their story and plan. The presentation was given by Director of Websites and Developer Engagement at Mozilla, Stormy Peters.  Stormy is known for educating companies and communities on how the web and open source software is changing the...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 21, 2013

Stericson Presents the Root Tools Library for Root App Dev

We've already talked about four great app development presentations, including Ubuntu Touch development from XDA:DevCon 2013. However, the presentations from Mark Murphy, Daniel Nazer, Ariel Shimoni and Michael Hall were not the only app development presentation at XDA:DevCon 2013, and this one is especially close to XDA’s heart. The presentation was given by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Stericson. Being involved in the Android community since the pre-release of the T-Mobile G1, He started out learning how to create themes for...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 19, 2013

Ubuntu Presentations Talk about Future of Ubuntu on Mobile Devices

Continuing our little jaunt in the presentations we recorded and uploaded for your enjoyment from XDA:DevCon 2013, we present some great footage covering presentations from Ubuntu. As we all know, Ubuntu has been working hard to get Ubuntu on to mobile devices. They even had a failed Indiegogo campaign to make a device. The Indiegogo campaign is referenced in the video because this was recorded while the campaign was still ongoing. The first presentation was from Ubuntu’s own Community Manager...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 17, 2013

App Development Presentations Offer Good Advice

It’s been over a month since XDA:DevCon 2013 took place.  It’s been 2 weeks since we’ve uploaded some of the presentations to YouTube. There were many different presentations and some of the best presentations offered advice and good programming ideas to help app developers. The first presentation was from Commonsware Founder, Mark Murphy. Mark is the author of “The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development,” and is active in supporting the Android developer community. In his presentation “Plugin Architectures for...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 31, 2013

Jordan Interviews XDA:DevCon 2013’s Elite Sponsor, Oppo – XDA Developer TV

We've already seen XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan talk to our Senior Sponsors. Also, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxed the Oppo Find Mirror (R819) the XDA way live at XDA:DevCon. Then after he got home, AdamOutler did an XDA Unboxing of his swag from the XDA:DevCon. As we said on Thursday, XDA:DevCon would not have happened without the help of our excellent sponsors. While at the event, Jordan took some time to chat with one of our largest sponsors: the...

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