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Take Away From Google I/O 2013 – All Androids Are Equal!


Time was when Yahoo developer conferences buzzed around Google-maps, Web tool package etc. But from the last conference onwards the limelight was on Google android, and Chrome in that order. Possibly the humongous opportunity resting in smartphones has sunk deep into Yahoo. A fact acknowledged by Larry Page himself when he quipped that he would like to run the company via his mobile phone. android

Google has sought to integrate its other products with Android and upgrade them in Android without having to update Android os to suit them in match ups. 


As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Android os aficionados do see a silver lining out of the limited Android changes. Blogs are rife with how features introduced from this edition onwards no longer necessarily need an upgrade in the OS. This provides fodder for contract as the essential premise for changing an OS’ version is to permit it to play all the applications, be it historic or futuristic. The various versions and configurations (of individual mobile hardware companies like Samsung, HTC, Fiat etc) of Android were creating considerable firewalls to updating even the secret Google apps; software that provide the quintessential Google android experience. Google via their feature update, effectively takes up the challenge of fragmentation as Google+, Gmail, Google-maps, Yahoo Play, programs that are present in Android from versions Froyo onwards a proper as Google Music Most Access that are to be introduced now can all live in versions Froyo onwards without need of an update. It appears the issue of fragmentation has been hopefully nailed.

Android os Studio: this update will have the name google android stamped into it! Meaning, it is Android specific. Media is that Google programs to introduce Android Studio room to replace the existing Eclipse developer environment for Android apps. Google worked together with JetBrains to create the Android Studio. Of course this development has some loose ends to tie up, yet Yahoo feels this IDE when launched would help Android os developers increase their efficiency. Here’s how it could help:

It combines functions of Maven and Ana to build flexible and variedly flavored solutions.
Exceptional code editing capacities including finding inline resources and Android specific customizations. It can be boosted by advanced publisher UI that permits drag-drop of widgets, simulate result view in several hardware configuration settings and even preview while editing in XML.
Gives deep analytical capability to identify all sorts of bugs
Provides wizards centered on preset templates and also access to other Google-services.
Provides for easy migration of projects from Eclipse (as export) or import into Studio (of existing Eclipse IDE projects).
Google has, like Google android OS, made Android Facility free and open source which could be the sweetener.

Google Play: Google android developers can use the Google Play services to procure the specified APIs to construct maps, games or social media (read Google+) on Android devices (mobiles or tablets).

Gaming: entertainment is moving to portable devices by droves adding a premium on providing the same user experience as in computer/gaming gaming system. Google has stepped up the user experience by introducing the next features:

Leaderboards: a maximum of 90 leaderboards, both public and social, is provided to permit developers engage users by letting them compare scores with other players. Leaderboards are made automatically for daily, weekly, monthly or custom-made versions.
Rewards system: developers can reward users for performing the game by providing standard or incremental achievements that can be viewed in an user interface. The may use the developer consoles to manage the achievements.
Google supplies the Cloud Saving APIs to save lots of game status and options on cloud.
Developers permits users to invite other players to the game or play with randomly users with the maximum limit pegged at 4.
Google facilitates the progress location aware programs by giving the following APIs:

Geofencing APIs: this API is employed to define physical boundaries. Additionally, it provides the following options:

to develop sound the alarm filters for customers getting out of a particular area
adjust updates of location in response to locomotion habit(like walking, riding or driving)of the customer (see Activity recognition API)
add or delete geographical boundaries

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