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Articles with the Android tag

Bound services and retained fragments

Getting background tasks right is important. We want our UIs to remain responsive while the background task does its thing. Here I'm going to focus on Android's 'bound services' and a neat pattern for getting background work done on some shared resource, such as an internet connection and updating UI … Read more…

Symbian OS goes OS

Airsource woke up this morning to Nokia's announcement to make Symbian an Open Source platform, and with it all the concrete platforms like S60, UIQ, and so forth. While Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and NTT DoCoMo are all mentioned in the press release, it seems to me that they had little … Read more…

En route to the Mobile World Congress

It's 5:30am and the annual wireless industry hoe-down (now in it's second day) is taking place in Barcelona. In order to avoid the rush, crowds and expensive Easyjet flights, I'm flying out a day late and looking forward to see what's in store for the industry during this coming year. Read more…