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Android 3.0 Announcement + Android Memory Leaks and How to Diagnose them

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Considering the announcement of Android 3.0 just yesterday, I assume that we'll be talking about Honeycomb, the new Android-based tablet-optimized SDK (see video ( Let's give that topic 45 minutes.

Please bring your nooks, your tabs, and any of your other Android-based tablets, if you have them (plus any of your original usb cables for debugging your apps on them). While no one expects you to have Android 3.0 on your device yet, I'm sure many of us would like to see how much development can be done on those various Android tablets right now.

Otherwise for the rest of the time, we'll be reviewing the memory leak subject that was presented last week at the T-Mobile Android Technical Session (for many of us that couldn't be there, and for those of us that would like to go into more details than the speaker did that night).

The homework to do before class is to find/research/read some materials on Android Memory Leaks, and each of us bring in at least one printed article (or code example), that we can present to the class and have a discussion on.

If you're bringing a code example, there is no need to print it, you can just upload it here ( (or just bring it on a usb stick).

And as usual, newcomers are welcome. Do not worry about the Memory Leak homework. Just try to get the Android Development environment downloaded and installed on your laptop. Make it your objective for the night to be able to run a first "Hello Android" ( android application.

If you haven't installed Eclipse yet, I recommend you download the full Motodev Android Studio ( (which is also based on Eclipse and ADT (, but just a little bit more polished). If you have trouble installing anything, we can help you troubleshoot your installation.

The library has open wifi, but there is quite a lot to download ( so installing the Android SDK may easily take you the entire duration of the meeting (if you haven't prepared for it).

PS: The "Flash On Android Talk" scheduled on this day has been postponed till March 10th (