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The (Unofficial) Android Wear SmartWatch Book - Second Edition

The (Unofficial) Android Wear SmartWatch Book - Second Edition

Welcome to the world of wearable technologies, and (in particular) to Google’s Android Wear range of smart watches. Whether the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, Motorola 360, ASUS ZenWatch, Sony SmartWatch 3, or any future model, what these watches all have in common is the Android Wear operating system. It means that this one-size-fits-all book can act as… * A buyers’ guide that will guide your decision about which watch to wear, or whether to wear and Android Wear watch at all. * A user guide...

The Smartphone

The Smartphone

Motorola Droid Turbo Guide

Motorola Droid Turbo Guide

Launched in 2009, the Droid was the first in a succession of similarly branded devices tied exclusively to Verizon. The latest is the Droid Turbo, a phone that has the potential to reestablish Droid as the premier Android smartphone brand.

Using WebPageTest

Using WebPageTest

Learn basic and advanced uses of WebPagetest, the performance measurement tool for optimizing websites. This practical guide shows users new to this tool how run tests and interpret results, and helps experienced users gain a better and more thorough understanding of hidden features in WebPagetest that make testing easier. Written by WebPagetest power users and performance experts, this book will help web developers and frontend engineers solve the problem of slow sites. Topics include: Basic...

High Performance Android Apps

High Performance Android Apps

Unique and clever ideas are important when building a hot-selling Android app, but the real drivers for success are speed, efficiency, and power management. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the major performance issues confronting Android app developers, and the tools you need to diagnose problems early. Customers are finally realizing that apps have a major role in the performance of their Android devices. Author Doug Sillars not only shows you how to use Android-specific testing...

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Marshmallow on the Moto G 2014 is “infinitely better” than Lollipop

Here's why. One of our readers in the Motorola update program received the soak test for the Moto G (2nd generation) and promptly let us know all about it. Now, it is a soak test, so we won't pretend that everything is perfect: there are a couple of things ...

T-Mobile's Nexus 6 Android 6.0 update gets green light, will hit devices 'soon'

PhoneDog Media is home to PhoneDog, Android & Me, TmoNews, and TodaysiPhone. The network receives 2.5 million unique visitors and 10 million pageviews each month, along with a combined three million video views on YouTube. While the name is jovial, the ...

Moto G 2013 (Verizon) getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update

The Verizon variant of the first-generation Moto G smartphone (version XT1028) is now receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, which bumps the device to software version 221.26.7.falcon_cdma.Verizon.en.US. It's worth mentioning that the Motorola handset ...

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