Raveesh Bhalla

Petition started requesting HTC for more timely release of kernel source code

Aug 11th - While many love HTC for several reasons, particularly the design and build quality of their devices, one issue that has for long annoyed developers is how long they take to release certain bits of source code that they are required to in relation to the Linux kernel that Android is based on. When the issue …

Nexus 7 ads more “effective” than Apple Genius ads, says study

Aug 5th - Athletes from around the world aren’t the only people locking horns at the Olympics. Google’s advert for the Nexus 7 (the father and son camping ad) and Apple’s series of commercials revolving around their “Geniuses” have been taking significant amount of TV time. And according to an advertisements analytics company Ace Matrix, the Nexus 7 …

Uniquely Android: Llama

Aug 5th - Uniquely Android is a series we started last month to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn’t find in most other phones. So far, we have featured Plug In Launcher, AirDroid and Shush. Ever since I first started the Uniquely Android series, the two …

Samsung escapes any further rap regarding leaking of info in case against Apple

Aug 5th - I’ve got to be honest with you: when I first heard Apple’s demands regarding the evidence Samsung leaked to the media in the case the two are fighting out over the Korean company’s “copying of Apple products”, I was worried. While the request to pretty much have the Judge rule in their favor as a …

Want that SGS III “Pop up play” gimmick on your device? Download Moboplayer

Jul 29th - I’ll be very honest with you, I think that “Pop up play” feature on the SGS III is nothing more than a gimmick, and the best thing it offered Samsung was a decent little advertisement. You remember this, right? Anyway, courtesy of MoboPlayer, you can add the little feature to any device you want. I …

Uniquely Android: Shush!

Jul 29th - Uniquely Android is a series we started last week to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn’t find in most other phones. So far, we have featured Plug In Launcher and AirDroid.When I first introduced the series, I mentioned that some …

Calling out Federico Carnales: If you get this message, please do respond

Jul 29th - Dear Mr. Carnales,I’m sorry if you find this post intrusive, but I have a perfectly reasonable explanation for having to do so. I came across this image on Reddit, and at first I chuckled. I get it that indie-developers can’t always stay consistent with updates. However, I saw you weren’t active on Twitter either for …

AT&T officially drops HTC One X price to $99 on contract

Jul 29th - Just a couple of days back we first heard the rumors of an upcoming price-drop for the HTC One X. While the XDA source didn’t seem too convincing, it turns out he was indeed speaking the truth. The beauty that is the One X can be yours for as little as $99, as long as …

The ZTE Flash has quite the package, heading towards Sprint in Q4?

Jul 28th - 720p IPS display. 12.6 megapixel camera. LTE. NFC. Android 4.0, maybe even 4.1 by launch. And all this could be available to Sprint users in mid-October if this little leaked image that made it’s way to Talk Android were to be true. ZTE’s been making a bit of news recently with the Grand X, but …

[Developer] Action Bar Style Generator updated with preview

Jul 28th - Back in June, when we kickstarted our Developer Appreciation month, I wrote about Action Bar Style Generator that I believed would be an excellent tool for developers to create the resources they require for their project. I have used it extensively since I first came across it, and probably will never start another project without …

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One of the best ways to keep up-to-date with the Olympics is this Guardian website

Jul 28th - Not exactly Android news, but something I feel is worth sharing anyway. If you’re looking for some of the best ways to stay updated with the buzz coming from #London2012, I highly suggest the Guardian’s newly-launched Second Screen. The website is optimized for touchscreen devices, and provides some great information via the Guardian’s own network …

Motorola Android devices banned in Germany after losing patent case against Microsoft

Jul 28th - Yet another day, yet another bit of patent-related lawsuit news. And, unfortunately, this time an Android OEM is on the wrong side of the judgement. A Mannheim court has ruled that Motorola infringes on Microsoft’s patents on FAT technology. The court has granted Microsoft’s request for a ban on all relevant devices, as long as …