Android Samba Client – SMB v3 added in all silence.

While not pretty, it's Google's way to talk to your SMB v3 network shares on Android. Android has been lacking a truly good file manager. Yes, it has given the user access to their file-system since the early days unlike some other smartphone operating systems but it was never really good. You could do a … Continue reading Android Samba Client – SMB v3 added in all silence.

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MTP device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

Oeps it happened again, Windows doesn't recognize my Android phone and doesn't show it in the Explorer. This has happend a few times with different Windows 10 builds, I have no idea why exactly. The fix is easy to apply. When opening the Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) you see a yellow warning sign with an error. … Continue reading MTP device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

Google oh Google – Google accidentally pushed test build of the May 2017 security update to the Pixel XL

Google seems to have a problem with keeping testers and customers apart. Last month, the company pushed an unfinished Google Drive for Windows update, causing Drive to break for thousands of users. Now Google has accidentally released a confidential build of the May 2017 security update to normal Pixel XL owners.

Android 7.1.2 released – Google splitting the Pixel and Pixel XL

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Oh boy, Google released a few 7.1.2 factory images. Things are getting messier and messier... Pixel The Pixel and Pixel XL have a separate images for Deutsche Telekom phones, reasons for this are not told as usual and while this concept isn't totally new (Europe/O2 in Dec 2016 and Jan 2017, Canada/Rogers Feb 2017 and … Continue reading Android 7.1.2 released – Google splitting the Pixel and Pixel XL

Android O – An early look at the next version of Android

Android O introduces a number of new features and APIs to use in your apps. Here's are just a few new things for you to start trying in this first Developer Preview: Background limits: Building on the work we began in Nougat, Android O puts a big priority on improving a user's battery life and … Continue reading Android O – An early look at the next version of Android

Android App – MUVIZ Nav Bar Audio Visualizer

MUVIZ is an app that displays a Music Visualizer beneath your Navbar while you are listening to your favourite music from your favourite apps. NO root required. It's quite hard to describe a visualizer with words so these pictures should make a lot more sense. Most of the time I have my phone in m pocket … Continue reading Android App – MUVIZ Nav Bar Audio Visualizer

Android Distribution Numbers March 2017

This section provides data about the relative number of devices running a given version of the Android platform. Each snapshot of data represents all the devices that visited the Google Play Store in the prior 7 days. Platform Versions Version Codename API Distribution 2.3.3 - 2.3.7 Gingerbread 10 1.0% 4.0.3 - 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 … Continue reading Android Distribution Numbers March 2017

Android App – Cornerfly

Cornerfly adds rounded corners to your display for a much smoother look. Most hardware cases of devices are designed with rounded corners but display itself has squared corners. This application will round your display corners to merge it with your case corners. Cornerfly offers many settings for customization and you can configure it for each … Continue reading Android App – Cornerfly

LineageOS passes 500.000 installs.

According to their stats page LineageOS was installed more than half a million times. You can check the live stats here. The 10 most popular devices are: OnePlus One Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Oneplus 3 Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy S5 Xiaomi Mi 5 Google Nexus 5 Motorola Moto G (2015) Motorola Moto G (2014) Motorola … Continue reading LineageOS passes 500.000 installs.

Jacob’s Ladder – Live Wallpaper

In Jacob’s Ladder, ‘intelligent' cubes living in a Minecraft-like world move around the space and organize themselves into larger shapes and structures. Each cube follows a simple set of rules, like ants creating an ant-hill without an overseeing architect. Jacob’s Ladder was conceived as a way to experiment with swarm intelligence, a type of A.I. … Continue reading Jacob’s Ladder – Live Wallpaper