Posts From Daniel Moran

Daniel Moran
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<p>While my primary efforts are now PC hardware, I will continue to offer coverage on mobile and other technology relevant to our audience. My goal is to help share insight and news on topics often beyond the mobile device coverage XDA is world renowned for. It’s all part of the ecosystem that developers use to bring that goodness to you!</p>

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...

Ultimate Chicken Horse Releases on NVIDIA SHIELD

f you've ever played Clever Endeavor Games' Ultimate Chicken Horse on Steam, get ready for it to make its first foray away from PC - on Android! The game is launching today on Google Play, and will be available on NVIDIA SHIELD devices. For those that haven't played the game, it's a mix of classic ideas like The...

Anker PowerHouse: Portable Power for More Than Smartphones And Laptops

When most of us think of Anker, the first thought that comes to mind is smartphones. They are one of the more well-known players in aftermarket solutions for charging and batteries. So when Anker announced last month that they were going to release something called the PowerHouse, a 430 watt-hour battery with multiple charging methods...

[Updated] Intel: Atom Is Not Dead And We’re Not Leaving Mobile

Late last week we covered stories reporting the possible death of Intel's Atom lineup and a presumed withdrawal from the mobile market. Since then we've had a chance to speak with Intel's public relations team and they've helped clear a few things up. After getting this additional information it seems that Intel's decisions are not...

Intel Cutting Significant Part, Possibly Entire Atom Lineup

Update 10:26 PM 4/29: SoFIA and Broxton are now confirmed discontinued by multiple reputable sites with separate conversations with Intel. Anandtech and PC World, among others, are cited for this information. Intel has started to clarify where it is going after the announcement of cutting up to 11% of its workforce last week - and fans...

SurveyMonkey: Microsoft Mobile Office App Usage Crushed by Google

Earlier this week SurveyMonkey released information from its Intelligence division that provides some insight into how many people are using Microsoft Office apps on mobile devices in comparison to Google. While I expected the numbers to heavily lean towards Google, what I saw was staggering. According to SurveyMonkey's research collected through March 2016, Microsoft only carries...

Android N Preview Now Supported in Android Studio 2.1

The Android team released version 2.1 of the Android Studio and there are significant changes in the release. Primarily the release now adds support for the Developer Preview of Android N. Android's Jack compiler is now supported and now opens the door to Java 8 language features without additional tools or resources. In addition to Android...

Biggest Bottlenecks When Building Android From Source

Update 4/19 12 pm CT: Clarified build times are ccache build times. Update 4/20 9:17 am CT: Build 3 was most certainly not RAID 1. Corrected that error. In 2012 I started to build kernels -- and relied on my trusty Core 2 Quad Q9550 to build it. If that wasn't worthy of a cringe then the fact...

2015 Samsung Lock Bypass Exploit Details Revealed

In December of 2015 an exploit was revealed on Twitter that showed a Samsung Galaxy S6 lock screen being bypassed. https://twitter.com/rpaleari/status/674983960162787328 Not much was revealed at the time other than the proof of concept. Now that the disclosure period has expired the details are making their way out to the public. The exploit was pushed to Github on Monday...

Microsoft Build 2016 Announcements Making Way To The Public

During Build 2016, Microsoft announced the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 along with several new attractive features. Now that the preview update (14316) has been released on the Insider fast track additional tools are making their way out to the public we can get a look at some of these new features. Most important to many of our...

Android Studio 2.0 Stable Release — Useful Summary & Details

Earlier today the Android team usefully summarized the latest Android Studio update on their developers' blog, which has hit the stable channel. This newest version, 2.0 is a significant update from the previous version and includes the following new features: An "Instant Run" that quickly implements your change and runs it, allowing you to minimize the time it takes to build...

Google Developers Open Up DIY “WALT” Latency Timer

We all like immediate gratification and most of us have noticed that things seem snappier in newer builds of Android. Some of us may have even wondered or asked openly how these faster responses were being developed. If you're one of those who wondered, you now have your answer. Recently Google developers posted a blog...