Head of Android Andy Rubin steps down from his role.
Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android and Google’s vice president of mobile at Google, has stepped down as the head of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Sundar Pichai will now lead Android, while continuing his role on Chrome and Apps.
In a blog post Google CEO Larry Page said Rubin’s “…insight immediately struck a chord because at the time it was extremely painful developing services for mobile devices. We had a closet full of more than 100 phones and were building our software pretty much device by device. It was nearly impossible for us to make truly great mobile experiences.
“Having exceeded even the crazy ambitious goals we dreamed of for Android — and with a really strong leadership team in place — Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google”.
New revised edition of The Samsung Galaxy Book out now
The Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets has grown wildly in popularity over the last few years, with the recent S III Mini, Note II and Tab 2 10.1 models taking the series to a whole new level. With brand new technologies that raise the bar for developers everywhere and one of the most well designed user interfaces ever seen, they’ve become giants in the market.
To help Galaxy users understand their device and learn how to get the most from it, we’ve put together the definitive guide to the series. Kicking off with an exploration of the Galaxy range and an introduction to the essentials, the bookazine is packed full of step-by-step tutorials on everything from using the Galaxy Note’s S Pen and Galaxy S III’s pop-up play to downloading the best apps and widgets from the Samsung App Store. However you use your device, we’ve got you covered.
Andy Betts, Editor in Chief of Android Magazine, said: “The Samsung Galaxy Book Revised is the ultimate guide to using and getting more from the entire range of Galaxy devices. Packed with accessible tutorials for users of all levels and 100% focussed on Samsung’s devices, you won’t find a more comprehensive resource to help you master your S, Note, Ace or Tab.”
Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks 5 is now on sale
The new fifth volume of Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks is the most comprehensive yet. Its in-depth masterclasses cover everything you need to know to get started with your Android device, from using the phone’s camera to managing battery life and more. For those looking to expand the functionality of their Android and start using some of the cutting-edge apps and services, the Tricks section is a real treasure trove with an abundance of step-by-step tutorials. And, for the adventurers among you, the definitive guide to hacking is finally here; from flashing a Jelly Bean ROM to your phone to freezing unwanted apps. Plus there’s a comprehensive guide to all the essential apps you simply must download.
Andy Betts, Editor of Android Magazine, said: “Android Tips, Tricks, Apps and Hacks Volume 5 is an indispensable guide for all Android enthusiasts. If you’re new to the system and looking to discover what makes Android so great, or an experienced user who wants to learn how to hack and tweak your device then you will not find a more comprehensive book.”
Too good to miss, Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks 5 is available now (24/01/13) at www.imaginebookshop.co.uk and all good retailers for £9.99.
Packed with tutorials and app reviews the all new Android Book Volume 2 is the perfect companion for Android enthusaists.
Whether you’ve got an HTC, Samsung, Nexus 7, Sony, LG or any other Android device, this is the book for you.
Dedicated to showing you how to get the most out of the best apps on your smartphone, The Android Book 2 offers a wealth of features and guides to help you extend the functionality of your device. With overviews of all the default and best third-party applications and tutorials focusing on lifestyle, productivity and entertainment, there’s something for everyone.
Andy Betts, Editor of Android Magazine, said: “The Android Book 2 is a fantastic resource for all Android users. From those just starting out on the platform to seasoned users, the guides on offer are suitable for everyone. The book will not only help you get more productive with your Android, but also show you how to turn your phone into the ultimate entertainment device.”
In the brand new issue of Android Magazine we feature the definitive review of the Nexus 7. Is it the world’s best tablet?
Issue 15 of Android Magazine has gone on sale. Inside this month we present the definitive review of the Nexus 7. What are its best features, how does it does it compare to the iPad and Kindle Fire and, most importantly, at as little as £159 what is the catch? Our complete guide tells you everything you need to know.
Also this month we look at the world’s most powerful Android apps and games, review the Orange San Diego, the first Android phone with Intel inside, and look at how you can enhance your phone with some essential accessories.