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Create Android Spelling Checker Service


The spelling checker framework enhances the text inputs experiences on Android by assisting the user quickly identifying and correcting spelling errors. When an application framework uses the spell, allows the user to  see a red underline below misspelled or unrecognizable words that the user can immediately correct errors by selecting a suggestion from a drop down list. If you have an input method editor (IME) developer, under the spell gives you a great way to make an even better experience [...]

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A newbie’s guide to Android development


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Introduction Android is a great platform. The development tools are free, all the documentation is online, and you don’t need to purchase a special developer phone or register your hardware as a development device. In fact, thanks to the very slick and functional emulator that comes with the Android SDK, you don’t even have to own an Android-powered device (not that I recommend releasing an app without running it on real hardware). There are more guides on the Internet for [...]

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Source code & demo of Animation for Android 3.0


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Below is video fo a simple Android 3.0 animation demo. Romain Guy published the source code of the same at Google Code. The above application is simple and shows how to use some of the Android 3.0 APIs, including: Animations reversal Object animators Hardware layers New view properties This application also can be used as a example of: Custom layouts Custom views Check it out! Original Source: www.curious-creature.org Tweet

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Best 2012 Android Apps


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Applications have come a long way, and now, a smartphone or tablet would be nothing without apps. As such, we’ve collected 25 of the best Android apps, both free and paid. From essentials to games, these apps will keep you glued to your smartphone and maybe even make your day a little better and easier. Cut The Rope Cut the Rope began as an iOS app in late 2010. Finally, after the Android community patiently waited in agony, Zepto Lab [...]

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Android Gingerbread VS Android Ice Cream Sandwich


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September 23, 2008, Android 1.0, the first commercial version of Android is released. Just over 3 years later, October 19, 2011, after evolving from Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb, not including Astro and Bender, Ice Cream Sandwich was announced. Along the way, Android put out loads of features and took in some 200+ million users. Today, we’re going to be breaking down two of the newest, and arguably best, Android versions (Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich). Obviously, a [...]

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The Best and Worst Antivirus Apps for Android


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With the growth of malware threats on Android, it definitely makes sense to use an antivirus app, but unfortunately, a new study reveals many security apps have miserable detection rates, so you need to choose wisely. Here are the ones that performed best. AV-Test inspected 41 Android virus scanners against 618 types of malware. Nearly two-thirds of them identified less than 65% of those types of malware—making them unsuitable or unreliable for your mobile security, the firm writes. The top [...]

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Best Antivirus Apps for Android


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With startling headlines like “Number of malicious Android apps grows by 2200% year over year” and “86% of all malware delivered via repackaging of legitimate apps” it is worth looking at what measures you can take to protect yourself from malware. Besides common sense items like not downloading apps from an untrusted app store or not installing apps which ask for odd permissions (like a game wanting SMS permissions), there is the option of installing an anti-virus app for your [...]

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Top Android Music App


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Whether one’s bitten by the music bug or not, it isn’t surprising to see ears plugged-in with earphones on roads or even while traveling using public transport. If you are an Android user and want to put the stock player at bay, then here are the top 10 Android music players to download. With the increasing number of Android users, this list could be handy for novice users to get the music player that suits them the best. PowerAmp – [...]

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