Developer

Google’s AOSP leader Jean-Baptiste Queru hired by Yahoo

The entire Android community and Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has suffered a great loss this month, as the lead technical engineer known as Jean-Baptiste Queru left the team last month and has now been hired by Yahoo. We all know him as JBQ, who's done fine work managing Android's source code, but now he's no longer with Google.

Dynamic Keyboard hands-on: keys that change as you type

Earlier this week we found a neat new 3rd party keyboard for Android called Dynamic Keyboard. The promise was a dynamic and fluid typing experience that will predict words, and the keys will dynamically change and increase in size along with prediction. Allowing for a faster, more accurate typing experience. Well, we have the app so check it out below for more details.

Phonebloks reveals a modular smartphone concept

Imagine being able to truly customize and upgrade your smartphone. We're not talking about colors like the Moto X, but actually changing the battery size, add a newer faster processor or more RAM and storage, or a better camera as technology improves. That's exactly what the Phonebloks smartphone wants to do. Getting it done is another task entirely. It's almost a smartphone made out of legos. Check it out below.

Koush builds Chromecast app to share anything from your gallery

He should need no introduction at this point, but the popular Android modder and hacker Koush has been busy working on some new treats for Google's Chromecast device. It's only been available for under a week, is sold out in most places, and has some serious potential. And Koush is proving that already. Using the beta SDK he's developed an app allowing a user to cast pictures, videos and more all from their device gallery.

Samsung Developer Conference promises to be a “major” event

Samsung looks ready to make a bigger move into the developer space, one that will have them following in the lines of some of the other big players. The company has announced the Samsung Developer Conference which will kick-off on October 27th. The event will take place in San Francisco, California and it one that Samsung is promising to be "major."

CyanogenMod details PushSMS – Secure messaging for Android

With all the privacy concerns in the news as of late, many users have been seeking out ways to protect themselves. One group in general is the extremely popular CyanogenMod who recently launched "Privacy Guard" which blocks your info from all apps, and now it appears they'll be putting their efforts into a secure and encrypted messaging service for Android smartphones and tablets.
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