I use Charles proxy to debug my network traffic. This requires setting the device or emulator proxy to point to my local ip address where Charles is running. Charles can then intercept the device’s network traffic. This post outlines how to set the proxy for android devices and emulators.
Google has extended Action Bar support for older devices (as early as Android 2.1) via support library 18.
This video provides an overview of how to update your existing app to use the new Action Bar apis and take full advantage of the Action Bar on older devices.
Those of you who have been using the 3rd party library ActionBarSherlock to date will notice that a similar approach has been used by google.
In a bid to get Google Now goodness on my Samsung Galaxy S2 I have decided to upgrade to Android 4 Jelly Bean . Waiting for Samsung to update anything is about as productive as watching grass grow, so I have opted to install a Cyanogen rom.
I have been using Cyanogen roms since their early days with good results. They provide the latest tech, are stable, add a bunch of efficiency improvements and come with some nice UI extras (but luckily not the bloated overlayers that manufacturers sometimes add). I am currently using an old ICS nightly build which has been so good I never felt the need to switch to the release version when it became available.
If you want to update your phone to the latest Jelly Bean goodness read on… be warned, by doing so, you risk bricking you device, voiding your warranty etc etc. Continue reading
Lately, I have been plugging in an ASUS Nexus 7 Android tablet to charge and while it has powered up, its battery has continued to sit at a very sad 0%.
We have a few test gadgets lying around at work and they can get a little neglected, with their batteries sitting empty for longer than is healthy. I had presumed that this had taken its toll on the Nexus and prematurely killed its battery.