Understand Instant App in Android

Introduction  Instant apps is a new feature from Google on Android Platform. Native Android apps, without the installation. Access From Anywhere. Works on the Latest Android Devices. Slim down your application Support deep linking and App links.

Google recently released Instant Apps to developers as part of an effort to help kickoff the next big enhancement to the native app experience in Android. Instant Apps aim to help bring users into the best native app experience as quickly as possible by downloading only parts of an application when they need them. This makes it fast and easy to engage users with great mobile app experiences, even though they do not have the application installed on their devices.

Access From Anywhere: Instant Apps are triggered by URL intents, meaning that they can be started from anywhere including, search results, social media shares, messages, beacons, NFC and other applications or even other Instant Apps — without needing to install your app first. URLs mapped …

Short explanation on Gradle, minSdkVersion, maxSdkVersion, compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion in Android

Gradle:The Android build system compiles app resources and source code, and packages them into APKs that you can test, deploy, sign, and distribute. Android Studio uses Gradle.
The Android plugin for Gradle works with the build toolkit to provide processes and configurable settings that are specific to building and testing Android applications.Gradle and the Android plugin run independent of Android Studio. Gradle architecture is shown below.

Example: android { compileSdkVersion 27 buildToolsVersion “26.0.2” defaultConfig { applicationId “com.example.checkyourtargetsdk" minSdkVersion 15 targetSdkVersion 27 versionCode 1 versionName “1.0” } }
minSdkVersion:minSdkVersion is the lower bound for your app. The minSdkVersion is one of the signals the Google Play Store uses to determine which of a user’s devices an app can be installed on.
 your app’s minSdkVersion must be at least as high as your dependencies’ minSdkVersion
When deciding on a minSdkVersion, you s…

Google Pixel 2 Specifications and Overview

> Highest rated smartphone camera : dual-pixel autofocus, 12.2 MPf/1.8 aperture1.4 μm> Google Lens :Learn more about landmarks or look up books, movies, albums and artwork using Google Lens.> Your own personal Google, built in Google Assistance: Take a selfie, text mom, turn on Bluetooth and navigate home, all with your voice.> Squeeze for help: With a squeeze, you can launch your Google Assistant for real-time help
> Fast-charging. Long-lasting: With Pixel 2, you’ll get up to 7 hours of battery life from just a 15-minute charge
> Water-resistant: Pixel 2 is made for weathering wet conditionsGreat video calling, on a phone: Pixelcomes withGoogleDuo, a high-quality video calling app, built in. Better withPixel.> Low-maintenance. High-performance: The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor,> High quality VR, wherever you go>Safe and secure:Built-in security moduleA security chip to reinforce your lock screen against malware and hardware attacks.
Security update…

Treble : Manufacturers to update devices to a new version of Android very easily

I am happy that google has introduces new framework where manufacturer can update OS very easily & test with new OS.
> The Android 8.0 release includes Project Treble.
> Android OS framework designed to make it easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers to update devices to a new version of Android.
> Treble separates the vendor implementation (device-specific, lower-level software written by silicon manufacturers) from the Android OS framework via a new vendor interface.
> Android 7.x and earlier, no formal vendor interface exists so device makers must update large portions of the Android code to move a device to a newer version of Android
> With Treble, a new stable vendor interface provides access to the hardware-specific parts of Android, enabling device makers to deliver new Android releases simply by updating the Android OS framework—without any additional work required from the silicon manufacturers

For details on the new Treble architecture, see the f…

Apple event on September 12th at Apple Park

This year, Apple's big reveal is at a new location: the 1,000-people Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park,the company's brand-new "spaceship" headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Expect it to be as much of a presence at the event as Tim Cook and the new iPhones.
Apple is planning to break with tradition and release three phones in September: the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are anticipated to feature minor upgrades to the iPhone 7, such as a faster chip and longer battery life.
The iPhone 8, as it will probably called, will feature a radical redesign in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. 
It could give the device a new name in honour of the splash, The company is also expected to unveil a third generation of the Apple Watch and a 4K Apple TV.

A price tag of almost $1,000 would make the new device 54 per cent more expensive than Apple's current iPhone 7. 

Google's Android One Makes a Comeback with Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi just launched Mi A1. This phone is a great example of what Android One represents: a collaboration between Google and our partners to deliver a software experience designed by Google.
Mi A1 will be available in dozens of markets, including India, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Android One phones are Google endorsed devices that run a simple, fresh, and secure experience.
Android One launched in India back in 2014, the goal was to get the next billion people online by providing them with high quality, affordable phones.
Phone manufacturers build phones that run a software experience designed by Google.
Buy it here:
All Android One phones are powered by a Google designed software experience that is:
Simple and smartAll Android One phones consistently run a pure Android experience with a clean design and a small, carefully curated set of preinstalled apps.
The latest technology from Google is built right into Android One phones and core to t…

Google expected to launch Pixel 2!

Google is prepping to launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 in October, specifically October 5. At least that's according to Twitter tipster @evleaks, aka Evan Blass, who has proven a reliable source on pretty much everything in the past, so we think this is 100% legit.Pixel XL 2 will be manufactured by LG, while Pixel 2 will be made by HTCvirtually bezel-less displayGoogle Pixel XL 2 won’t be the only smartphone with a bezel-less display. Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ already have Infinity Displays with no bezels on the sides and reduced bezels on top. The newly launched Galaxy Note 8 also has the same display. Apple iPhone 8 is also supposed to get rid of the bezels and opt for a full-frontal display with no home button. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will also launch in September with no bezels at all.However, sources claims that the standard Pixel 2 will have a 4.97-inch screen, while a larger model will land with a 5.99-inch one.
While Pixel 2 XL will have a 6-inch AMOLED screen, supplied by LG.Google …