15 Years of Android

Here is one interesting article on Android smart phone history: The first Android is 15 years old, and it is the opposite of everything we want in a smartphone today The HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 is fifteen years old as of September 23. This first Android phone was launched in 2008 as the

Android 12

Android 12 is the newest Android mobile operating system version. Android 12 is the twelfth major release and 19th version of Android, the mobile operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Android 12 was released publicly on October 4, 2021, through Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and was released to supported

USB cameras on Android 11 fix

Almost a year ago I wrote that USB cameras connected to Android 10 device do not work. This issue stopped me from using my USB endoscope. I tried different applications and nothing seemed to help. The Android version was updated to 11, but the problem seemed to stay. Not the problem has been solved. I

Android WebView problems

A number of Android apps started to crash, including Gmal, for me on my Android phone last evening and this morning. Tried the normal reboot, update apps and system update. Those did not help. While searching for information if there is a known issue I found this: Android apps like Gmail are crashing and ‘WebView’

USB cameras connected to Android 10 device do not work

I used to use some external cameras like microscope and endoscope connected to my Android phone with OTG cable. Google Android documentation says that many standard USB cameras should generally work with Android: The Android platform supports the use of plug-and-play USB cameras (that is, webcams) using the standard Android Camera2 API and the camera

Developer Preview of Android 11

Turning it up to 11: the first Developer Preview of Android 11 With Android 11 Google is saying it is keeping focus on helping users take advantage of the latest innovations, while continuing to keep privacy and security a top priority. Google is releasing the first Developer Preview of Android 11, now for developers

Intel, Qualcomm and Google are cutting off business with Huawei

It seems that USA-China trade war has really started now: America was the land of free trade … precisely until it is not anymore. Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx have reportedly moved to stop supplying Huawei. Google has also suspended business with Huawei in the wake of the ban. According to Bloomberg, semiconductor

Happy 10th anniversary, Android | TechCrunch It has been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. This article is a brief retrospective on the last decade of

Say hello to Android 9 Pie | TechCrunch The nickname for just released Android 9 is “Pie.” If you are a Pixel owner, you’ll be happy to hear that Pie will start rolling out as an over-the-air update today. The same goes for every other device that was enrolled in the Android Beta and qualifying Android One devices. Everybody else, well, you