Google IO 2012 Recap

So I am back from my first Google IO conference now after lucking out with the ticket purchase process (raffle?!) and missing out two year in a row before. I am glad it worked out this time, because it was a great show. In fact there were so many highlight and announcements that some products seemed to make no progress on the surface while in fact if you went to the respective sessions and paid attention you found out that LOTS is going on and I will mention some of my observations as GDG leader and long time Android developer and open source developer.
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-06-24

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

  • Oh my.. after ICS on my Nexus S it is now also arriving on my Xoom up here in Canada over the air. Thanks @motorola_ca and @samsungmobileca #
  • Well said! Back to coding now though.. @jim_rutherford: Sums up my thoughts about being a mid-fourties coder… #
  • Updating MacOSX with the app store. How about a download progress bar beyond the darn spinning wheel? So much for useful UI design .. sigh #

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Android Open Source – so what?

Last night at AnDevCon 3 I did a lightning talk as last speaker in a lineup of 12 in front of >300 people and got a few great laughs and a lot of agreement from the audience. Probably because my talk was not a vendor pitch at all, but rather about all the big players needing to learn to work together and open source stuff that is not in the core of their business as well as how anybody can help. Tools like github, google code and the Central Repository to share and cooperate are out there and waiting to facilitated better. The slides for Android Open Source – So What? are available just in case you are interested…

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