Google Presents: Current Issues in the Android Ecosystem

  • June 6, 2011 · 6:30 PM
  • F5 Networks

Come listen to Tim Bray from Google's Android Developer Advocate program talk about current issues in the Android ecosystem!

Will he talk about Honeycomb?  Will he talk about tablets?  Will he talk about mysterious other topics we can't even guess at?  Magic 8-ball says "Yes!"  If you have specific questions, comments, or praise, this is as close as we're likely to get to the Google developers, so bring your notes and your ideas, and we'll see what happens!

Format will follow our usual, with pizza and social mixer starting at 6:30pm, and Tim presenting starting around 7:00pm or so.

See everyone there!

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  • Steve P.

    An incredibly detailed and complete discussion on the state of Android. Tim can come speak any time...
    ;-]

    June 9, 2011

  • Ian M.

    I stand corrected: Tiger Direct apparently has a deal on the g tablet for $250 with free shipping. If you want a cheap but powerful Android tablet to develop / test on, this is your chance... http://cgi.ebay.com/Viewsonic-g...­

    June 7, 2011

  • Fredrick T.

    From a business development standpoint I gleaned some powerful info about the direction of customers Ill begain to pursue.

    June 7, 2011

  • Konrad R.

    The presentation was top-notch excellent.

    June 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic, Tim was a great speaker. Benn was witty as always. Good networking and fun times.

    June 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. Eye opener in terms of current adoption rate of android.

    June 7, 2011

  • Karl H.

    I enjoyed the experience and the contact with other
    developers. The presenter had lots of interesting,
    relevant information.

    June 7, 2011

  • Richard P.

    Thanks to Benn and Tim Bray for a great evening! Good selection and coverage of topics. Fun voting system. :) Seems like maybe some good suggestions were given by audience that weren't captured by Tim?

    June 7, 2011

  • Milton

    speaker is very knowledgeable. Looking forward for more technical sessions in the future

    June 7, 2011

  • Sergey

    The presentation was great!
    Thanks a lot Tim!

    June 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here are my notes from the talk last night: http://www.infoq.com/news/2011/...­

    1 · June 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk !

    June 7, 2011

  • Jack C

    Really pretty much perfectly done event! Ah, not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but maybe some food options that aren't full of starch? Like e.g. salad or suchlike?

    June 7, 2011

  • Larry B.

    Tim Bray is a cool guy and did a great presentation. He was very patient with questions and was knowledgeable.

    June 7, 2011

  • Jim

    Excellent speaker. I really learned a lot and gained a lot from the presentation.

    June 7, 2011

  • Howard H

    Great to hear from "the horses mouth". Tim was a good presenter.

    F5 is always to be Thanked for hosting the meetings!!!!!!

    June 7, 2011

  • James M.

    Great to have Tim Bray talk

    June 7, 2011

  • Henry P.

    Cool

    June 7, 2011

  • Adam Y.

    Best meetup yet. Tim was great, Google made a smart move hiring him. I will go see him speak anytime he's in Seattle. While the rest of the meetups have also been good this one compelled me to rate it.

    June 7, 2011

  • Larry B.

    I'll be bringing my Acer Iconia Tab A500 along with some bluetooth gaming devices (BGP-100, ZeeMote x 2 + iControlPad. I've been working on an Android version of my SmartGear multi-console emulator and have written a nice Java class to communicate directly with the bluetooth gaming devices.

    June 6, 2011

  • Benn

    I will also have with me the sideflip and backflip devices on loan from AT&T, if anyone would like to demo their app on them!

    June 6, 2011

  • Ian M.

    Looks like the Viewsonic g tablet is up on www.woot.com for $275 shipped again. While Viewsonic hasn't done the greatest job of supporting it you wont find this much tablet for that little price anywhere else and there is a great g-tab community on XDA Developers! (http://forum.xda-developers.com...­)

    June 5, 2011

  • Jack W.

    There's a link in the forum, General Discussion.

    June 5, 2011

  • Ian M.

    I could bring my Viewsonic g tablet

    June 3, 2011

  • Steve P.

    And I will bring my Archos 101 tablet ;-]

    June 3, 2011

  • Benn

    @Jack - post your apk in the forums, and I will take a look!

    June 1, 2011

  • Jack W.

    Anyone interested in testing a game I plan on releasing in a few weeks? I'm looking to see if the game looks alright across various screen sizes and hardware. I'll try to make an announcement at the end of the meeting.

    June 1, 2011

  • Benn

    To be honest, questions of the form "why don't you do X?" aren't useful, because the answer is always some combination of cost, time, and resource constraints. And, really, it doesn't matter.

    Unfortunately, the best options available are either to submit a patch to AOSP with the functionality you desire, and hope it gets adopted sometime in the next three years, or figure out if you can access the audio hardware directly from the NDK and do it there, yourself.

    April 12, 2011

  • Sergey

    And I am not the only one who is trying to find an answer to that question:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questi...­

    April 12, 2011

  • Sergey

    What I would be curious to find out, is why Android's MediaPlayer doesn't have a method setDataSource that accepts some sort of random access input stream, without which you would need a hack to play compressed and encrypted audio files.

    April 12, 2011

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