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With an ever changing landscape of devices, Android Programming has become an increasingly challenging task. That’s why we built the Packt Hub. We provide the latest news from tools and languages like Android Studio, Kotlin and Java.

Voice Interaction and Android Marshmallow

"Jarvis, play some music." You might imagine that to be a quote from some Iron Man stories (and hey, that might be an actual quote),...

OpenCV and Android: Making Your Apps See

Computer vision might sound like an exotic term, but it's actually a piece of technology that you can easily find in your daily life....

5 New Features That Will Make Developers Love Android 7

Android Nougat is here, and it's looking pretty tasty. We've been told about the benefits to end users - but what are some of...

Benefits of using Kotlin Java for Android

Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for JVM, Android, and browser. Kotlin is a new programming language from JetBrains, the maker of the...

MVP for Android

The Android framework does not encourage any specific way to design an application. In a way, that makes the framework more powerful and vulnerable...

Using Android Wear 2.0

As of this writing, Android Wear 2.0 was unveiled by Google a few weeks ago. Like most second iterations of software, this latest version...

Android O: What’s new and why it’s been introduced

Eclaire, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. If you thought that was just a list of...

Why are Android developers switching from Java to Kotlin?

When we talk about Android app development, the first programming language that comes to mind is 'Java'. However Java isn’t the only language you...

How to convert Java code into Kotlin

This Kotlin programming tutorial has been taken from Kotlin Programming Cookbook.  One of the best things about Kotlin is its interoperability with Java. If you're a...

Flash Development for Android: Visual Input via Camera

Camera and microphone are standard accessories on most mobile devices and Android devices are no exception to this. The present article will cover everything...

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