Category Archives: mobile
As with many people I’m using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 12.10. This means that when you install the various pieces you need for android development the tools found in the platform-tools directory won’t run. They give the simple error … Continue reading
Making changes to a large project isn’t an easy decision and for a company like Google I’d imagine that such decisions are debated extensively, so when such changes are made I assume they bring genuine benefit. Having recently started using … Continue reading
Just over a year ago I wrote This is not the Android you want and as I’ve been spending time with android again I find it a little depressing how little progress has been made. Google have made their publishing … Continue reading
Recently I’ve been trying to trace some kernel debugging being generated on an android phone and the relative shortness of dmesg has been proving an issue. I figured there would be another way and of course there is… On a … Continue reading
This is for a build in ~/work/android/system rather than the usually quoted ~/android/system. Start off in the usual way… sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib sudo apt-get install bison flex schedtool cd work mkdir bin curl https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/googlesource/git-repo/repo > bin/repo chmod a+x bin/repo … Continue reading
Compared to Apples “one size fits all” iOS, Googles Android comes in a myriad of different guises. By choosing to partner with different firms they have ceded absolute control over how their operating system will look to those how manufacture … Continue reading
First attempt at getting a new kernel for my phone, an HTC Desire HD. Download the source from http://developer.htc.com/ Expand it into a directory As we’ll be building for ARM, we need the cross compilation toolchain, so install relevant packages. … Continue reading
It was finally time. The reduced battery life on the 6630 was starting to annoy. It’s failure to allow me to install Jargoing was the final straw, so I spoke with Vodafone. The phone I thought I wanted was the … Continue reading
New York on a cold but sunny day.
Sun. Snow. Views. What else could you want?
Lunch at the top! Views are amazing!
The new restrictions on hand bagage have been in effect for over a week now, but security is still not coping! As Thom said last week in his blog, what a target for a suicide bomber!
The Meadows, Edinburgh. 25% of people were trying to give you leaflets for shows and the other 75% were trying to avoid accumulating them!
At the Assembly Hall to see Tango Fire.
Jam House Edinburgh.
Wet day, but warm.
Surprise offer of free tickets, so at the game!
At the summit of Ben Lawers. Sun is shining. Sky is blue. Not much wind. Fantastic views. Does it get any better?
Another late night waiting for a train home on platform 13. Unlucky for some!
Visited Ben to record a piece for an upcoming feathercast and scored supper!