• We all adore our Android phones. They are high tech, popular, easy to use and relatively safe for you to surf the web. However there is a new security risk to your phone in the form of security updates, that should not be trusted. Yes, we all love to browse the web on our phone and find out what's new on our favourite sites, like ...
  • According to the latest findings from Nielsen survey, Android is the clear-cut winner with 61% market share, a quick jump from 41% in the final quarter of 2011. On the other hand, iOS fell with a 29 percent market share, down from 41 percent during the last quarter.US market accounts for a 90% of total smartphone market sales comprising of...
  • After making an impressive appearance at Mobile World Congress 2012, the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S3 release date is out. The Korean giant will officially launch the next generation Samsung Galaxy S3 at Earls Court in London London on 3rd May. Just before the launch, we have got the leaks regarding Samsung Galaxy S3 color options. The Android...
  • The much-awaited Instagram app hits Android and achieved instant success from the first day. The app launched last week clicked within the first 24 hours with a massive 1 million downloads from Android users. The app continued its stride at a brisk pace and hit a new milestone of 5 million downloads in just six days on Google Play with 2,000 sign...
  •   Google Maps get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and the user interface has been redesigned which makes navigation to destinations much faster and easier. Google Maps has now been updated to version 6.5 with improved support for devices having high-pixel density displays, which will be useful to Android developers. For “High...

Hide the title bar in Android

When we develop a game or some other application, we may need to show a full page (screen) for users.

In the below image, the Alarm Clock is the title showing in the title bar.

To remove this title bar we need to use,

[sourcecode language="java"]
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

Set icon for title bar in Android

In Android we have the facility to set an icon for the title bar.

In the below image the title bar contains only the title.
Title name is Iconic Memory

To set an icon in the title bar use the below piece of code...

[sourcecode language="java"]
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)

An Android App For The Military

Raytheon's mobile application for Android-based smartphones employs GPS, camera, and other real-time capabilities.

The U.S. military could use Google Android-powered phones and tablets on the battlefield to locate targets and stay clear of danger.

Google Phone Coming, Report Claims

Though Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has said it isn't planning to release a Google-branded phone, a report published on Tuesday claims otherwise.

"Get ready for the Google Phone," declared TechCrunch's Michael Arrington on Tuesday. "It's no longer a myth, it's real."

Just a month ago, Google was saying the opposite. In October, Andy Rubin, VP of mobile platforms at Google, told CNet, "We're not making hardware. We're enabling other people to build hardware."

What does it mean to root a phone?

Rooting an Android device opens its core functions that aren’t available when you buy it. One of the major benefits is the ability to install apps to the SD card, which saves space on the device. Rooting also enables you to install the custom versions of Android with even more custom features that emerge from the XDA Community. Rooting a phone can potentially damage a phone beyond repair, so be meticulous and careful if you choose to root your Android phone. For more on rooting, read our explanatory post on using and understanding root terms.

General questions and answers for the Android beginner

There’s an Android phone in your hand and a desire in your heart to push that phone to the limit. The enticing Google Android operating system seems too much for you to ignore, so let’s get to work answering those many questions racing through your mind.

Before we proceed, understand this key point: Android is a platform, not a device. Some of us have a G1, others a Dream, Droid, Hero, Galaxy, Magic, or myTouch. Due to differences in firmware and device functions, some tips, tricks, apps and features available on one phone may not be available to users on another.