Moronic Monday (Jan 02 2017) - Your weekly questions thread!

Moronic Monday (Jan 02 2017) - Your weekly questions thread!

Moronic Monday (Jan 02 2017) - Your weekly questions thread!

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 03:09 AM PST

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Evan Blass: Snapdragon 835 Info

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 01:18 PM PST

Note to Shazam Users: If you enable the Auto Shazam tile in your quick tiles (available in 7.0+) it breaks Google Now and Google Assistant, even if you toggle it back off. A reboot will fix it.

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 07:20 AM PST

Edit: You can fix it without a reboot. Just force stop the Shazam app. Thanks, /u/Daveed84!

Just replicated it a few times, and Google Assistant would not connect, regardless of whether or not the tile was activated. Might have something to do with Shazam taking use of the microphone.

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Magisk v10 - Universal Systemless Interface [Android 5.0+]

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 01:46 PM PST

A Closer Look at Google's Material Design Components Library

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 09:12 AM PST

Evan Blass: ASUS ZenFone AR (2nd Google Tango phone)

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 10:02 AM PST

If all smartphone manufacturers were reading this thread, what would you want to say to them?

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 07:13 AM PST

Title sums it up really. Imagine every phone manufacturer on the market right now had their R&D teams, their sales departments... Marketing... Designers... Engineers etc all reading this one thread... What would you as a consumer like the voice?

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Screens lets you create shortcuts to launch apps in split-screen mode

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 10:32 AM PST

Xiaomi releases Kernel Source for Redmi 3S/Prime/X

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 07:10 AM PST

USB Type-C adapter for Headphones+charging

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 12:11 PM PST

maybe it is possible to build a adapter that allows charging (at 500mA) and using 3,5mm jack headphones at same time on a USB Type-C?

i did this schematic based on the USB Type-C standards and could not find anybody trying to do the same

could someone could try it and tell us if this works?


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Xperia X Concept receives Android 7.1.1 update (38.3.A.0.41)

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 07:02 AM PST

PSA: More information on OpenGL/Vulkan requirements Nougat (3.1 not needed)

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 11:40 AM PST

I decided to revisit the hot topic of Nougat compatibility on devices based on a couple of recent thread comments.

There are two different things between require and recommended. OpenGL 2.0 is an absolute must while OpenGL 3.0 is a "should" implement (probably for compatibility with apps)

As for Vulkan, we already know that the Nexus 9 doesn't support it. Devices don't have to support the Vulkan API, but they must support the ability to report they don't support the API. In other words, Level0 support.

Now what does this mean about device support? Well, let's take a look at Android One devices. 2nd generation devices either have a Snapdragon 410 or 617. The Cherry Mobile One G1 runs on a 410 with an Adreno 306. Yes, older than the Adreno 330 in SD801/810s. Yes, only supports OpenGL 3.0.

And finally, my point, it runs Nougat:

So what does this mean? I'm not sure. Maybe Google relaxed their requirements. Maybe Sony was told something else. Maybe Google paid for drivers (I doubt it). Regardless, I figured this is all worth sharing.

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Google and FCA put Android in the dash of a concept Chrysler 300 @CES

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 06:16 AM PST

Continuum, Android-style - the Galaxy S8 and Next Mobile Workspace?

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 08:32 AM PST

[DEV] Taking Control of your Music Playback Experience

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 04:47 AM PST

Taking Control of Your Music Playback Experience

When I first started working on Auracle, I wanted a music player that could play music the way I wanted it to be played. I wanted to be able to choose whatever song came up next, or even make an album or playlist play next. I would often forget the name of a song, but I knew the words, so I wanted to be able to search by the lyrics. I also wanted it to be beautifully designed, but alas… I was only a programmer. My visual design skills included a basic understanding of Microsoft Paint, and that was about it. I could make something work, but making it a joy to look at and use was a different matter. I was determined, so I decided to start with what I knew best: the code that went into making an app.

Fast forward a couple of months and now I have a very basic prototype which could play music, shuffle, skip songs, and add songs to a queue. It's a cool spring day in April of 2014 and I'm browsing /r/Android, when a post by /u/jessecoleman caught my eye. It was a submission to Taylor Ling's (a Google Developer Expert and Material Design Award Winner) Android Design contest. In his submission, Cole had designed a beautiful music player by the name of Eve. It featured work that clearly showed how much he cared about controlling the music playback experience with a queue. The contest wasn't over yet, but I had to reach out to him.

I sent Cole the app I had so far, and after getting it working on his phone, he agreed to work with me on making his mockups, now our dream, a reality. A few weeks later Cole was announced a winner of the design contest and now, we finally have a working beta to share with you!

Introducing Auracle: A queue based music player

Here is an imgur album showcasing the many features of Auracle.

Auracle's Features:

  • Google Now integration
  • Android Wear Support
  • Headphone/Wireless speaker control
  • View song lyrics
  • Download missing album art from
  • Search by lyrics
  • Tag editing
  • Playlist creation
  • Importing/Exporting of playlists
  • Song play count, skip count tracking
  • Homes screen widgets
  • Music pause on headphone unplug

You can try out Auracle today by joining this Google+ community then signing up to be a tester here It takes a few minutes for the app to be available when you sign up for testing, so if the link doesn't work immediately, wait a couple minutes then try refreshing.

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Do people still hate TouchWiz?

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 05:02 AM PST

I have a Galaxy J7 running Marshmallow. I absolutely love it. It looks beautiful. People have in the past said that the notification panel is ugly, but the new white+blue+grey combo looks pretty great to me.

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A Blind Guy's Experience with Android. How accessible is it really?

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 07:18 PM PST

Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series goes official: IP68, 16 MP front cameras, USB Type-C, and more

Posted: 01 Jan 2017 11:11 PM PST

What Android phones should be re-released as "Retro"?

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 01:09 AM PST

I would say JUST the famous phones...

HTC Dream, Motorola Droid 1, Nexus One, and Galaxy S2

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Samsung Galaxy A series (2017) goes Official, all details revealed.

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 09:29 AM PST

Samsung tries to shake off Note 7 debacle as it looks to Galaxy S8 to boost confidence

Posted: 01 Jan 2017 09:39 PM PST

Tango and Daydream in a one phone - Asus ZenFone AR

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 11:07 AM PST

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