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Android Text-To-Speech Application

One of the many features that Android provides out of the box is the one of “speech synthesis”. This is also known as “Text-To-Speech” (TTS) and is mainly the capability of the device to “speak” text of different languages. This feature was introduced in version 1.6 of the Android platform and you can find an introductory article at the official ...

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Android Reverse Geocoding with Yahoo API – PlaceFinder

In my previous tutorial (Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location) I showed you how to retrieve the user’s current location in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Using those coordinates we are going to provide information regarding the user’s position. For example, we are going to find the street address nearest to a specific point. That process ...

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Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location

With the incorporation of GPS devices in smartphones, Location Based Services (LBS) have become pretty hot the past few years. The iPhone was the first to give a huge boost to this kind of applications and now Android continues on the same path. In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your first LBS application for Android. The ...

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Android Tutorials at JavaCodeGeeks

Android is the new hot thing in the mobile world and generally in the software development world. After giving you some articles on the platform in general (“Embracing the Android awesomeness: A quick overview”) and on how to “Install Android OS on your PC with VirtualBox”, JavaCodeGeeks are pleased to announce a series of tutorials on Android. A new Tag ...

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Embracing the Android awesomeness: A quick overview

Almost three years have passed since Google launched the Android OS, aiming to conquer the cut-throating mobile world, after having succeeded in the internet world. Android is an operating system for mobile devices that includes middleware and key applications. However, its use is not limited to smartphones, but it can also be found Tablet Computers, E-Reader Devices, even netbooks. There ...

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Install Android OS on your PC with VirtualBox

Google’s Android is an operating system and software stack for mobile devices. Under the hood, it uses a customized version of the Linux kernel. Android is currently the fastest growing mobile operating system and is generating quite the buzz. If you are curious about it, you can give it a try without having to buy an Android smartphone. Let me ...

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