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Sony Smart Watch 2

I’ve been playing around with a Sony SmartWatch 2. Herein some thoughts on wearable devices and smart watches. There’s been several iterations of the smart watch idea. The Verge smartwatch roundup covers the state of play; The Independent has an … Continue reading

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PhoneGap and Android on Windows

It seems there’s quite a lot of confusion on how to get up and running using PhoneGap for Android development on Windows. There’s a Getting Started with Android guide which is comprehensive, but doesn’t seem to resolve all problems. I’ll … Continue reading

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Mobile platforms in 2015

Tomi Ahonen made a bold prediction of the top three mobile platforms in 2015: Android, Tizen, and iOS in that order. I disagreed, and made my own prediction: 140 characters were not enough to cover this, so here are some … Continue reading

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CyanogenMod Galaxy S2 with a Mac

On installing cyanogenmod on the Samsung Galaxy S2 with a Mac. The stock OEM+Telco Android experience is pretty awful, with loads of crapware. The best solution to running Android on a mobile device is to flash it with CyanogenMod. If … Continue reading

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FOSDEM 2011: Sunday

In advance of FOSDEM 2012, I’m publishing previous years’ notes. Here’s 2011 day two: Sunday. Barebox Reason for attending this talk: to understand more of the technical details behind fast boot of Linux devices, which will be an important factor … Continue reading

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FOSDEM 2011: Saturday

In advance of FOSDEM 2012, I’m publishing previous years’ notes. Here’s 2011 day one: Saturday. FOSDEM is the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting, an annual free event hosted in Brussels and entirely organised and run by volunteers. … Continue reading

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At what price to community?

Dave has written a detailed post on the types of community that Tizen hopes to target. It’s great, and I recommend you read it through. For more background, you should also read my blog post on what’s really going on … Continue reading

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Droidcon London 2011

I’m off to #droidconuk tomorrow and Friday, for a couple of days of Android immersion. Should be a useful benchmark for the adoption rate of Android by developers … looking forward to some interesting discussions. If you’re there, come say … Continue reading

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The Lonesome Success of WebOS

In an overly dramatic article on Techcrunch, John Biggs talks about “The Lonesome Death of WebOS“. He cites some seemingly-poor sales of TouchPads through Woot, just 612 versus 2,288 for the Motorola Xoom. He then goes on to talk about … Continue reading

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Android horror stories

I have a wonderful little Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, which I won at last year’s Over The Air conference for my #blue / plaxo mashup. It’s currently running Android 2.1 (Eclair), updated from Android 1.6. Integration with Google’s services … Continue reading

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