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Sony Back as Sponsor at XDA:DevCon ’14

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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 technology, come explore what you can do with the SmartEyeglass prototype project.

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XDA:DevCon ’14 Call for Speakers

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xdadevcontwitterv3Last 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 to grab their talks (if still available online), as well as the XDA TV Event Roundup.

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XDA:DevCon ’14 Coming to the United Kingdom

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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 been a success. 

Well, that time is upon us again. It is with this post, if you haven’t already guessed from the title, that we announce xda:devcon ’14 in Manchester, UK the weekend of September 26-28We alread. . . READ ON »

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Mobile Midwest Conference to Discuss Trending Mobility

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Mobile MidWestWhen 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 through our support of developer resources. We even went so far as to create our own xda:devcon last year. It is to that end that we are announcing our support for the Mobile Midwest Conference coming to Kansas Ci. . . READ ON »

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Sony Brings the Knowledge and the Goods in Their Presentations

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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 is bridging internal software development with external developers, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Above all, he is responsible for fostering co-innovation through te. . . READ ON »

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Android Security Presentation Makes you Think Twice about Your Actions

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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 content is not simple. “Android Security Vulnerabilities and Exploits” presented by XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase. Jcase is a mobile security researcher and the developer of many Android exploits. There is great reas. . . READ ON »

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NFC Presentation Leads to Creative Thinking about NFC Technology

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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 a published author and contributed to the NFC and Open Accessory API chapters of Professional Android Sensor Programming published by Wrox.

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Stormy Peters Presents Information on Firefox OS

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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 software industry. In her presentation “Bringing the World’s Next 2 Billion People Online,” Stormy talks about the developing world’s path to the Internet being different than those of the firs. . . READ ON »

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Stericson Presents the Root Tools Library for Root App Dev

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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 Android. Stericson developed Android applications and the RootTools library to assist others with creating applications for root users. These were discussed i. . . READ ON »

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