In this article, I try show brief review new features which were introduced in Android O. Google focused their attention mainly on power and performance optimization. News regarding this version could be divided into two categories: Features and API: Notifications - Android O introduced a new feature that is called "Notifications channels" that mean your [...]
Many mobile apps need exchange data with a server (mostly by HTTP protocol). It could be realized by REST API. What is REST I shortly introduced here. Retrofit is a REST client for Android (or just Java) developed by Square. Of course, you can create the connection with the server without external libraries, but it [...]
Android 7.1 Nougat introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for users and developers. In this article, we summarize what Google showed in version 7.1. App Shortcuts In Android 7.1 you can use shortcuts to key actions in your app. A user by long click on launcher icon can reveal all available shortcuts. Your [...]
What is the beacon? Beacon is a small device (sometimes containing sensors), often very cheap that used a BLE (Bluetooth 4.0). Why is so important? The reason is simple. BLE is also known as Bluetooth Low Energy, that mean devices which use this standard can use small batteries and work a long time without change [...]
Android 7.0 Nougat introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for users and developers. In this article, we summarize what Google showed in version 7.0. Multi-window Support The user can open two apps on screen at the same time. On phones and tablets split screen allows run apps side-by-side or one-above-the-other. On Android TV [...]
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