Remove Pre-Installed Android Apps (Without Root)

On a number of Android smartphones and tablets, the manufacturer installs a number of apps out-of-the-box. These apps are called Bloatware and this posts describes how to uninstall pre-installed apps on any Android device without root, without root access. You may want to remove these kind of apps because they take up disk space on … 

 

Google Play isn’t responding. Error code: 927

Recently I received an error code when updating some Android apps on a OnePlus One with Cyanogenmod 13 (Android Marshmallow). Upon updating the app, both on Wi-Fi or mobile data, I received an error code. The error was: Not responding Google Play isn’t responding. Try again in a few minutes, and if the problem continues, … 

 

SYNCML-ORPHANED Google Calendar on Sony Xperia

On the Google Calendar app on my Android device (Sony Xperia Z2, running the Android operating system version 5.1), I have an extra system account calendar that appears. The owner is called SYNCML-ORPHANED and has one calendar named Phone calendar. A solution to fix this behaviour is something I’m still looking for. I already tried removing … 

 

Disable the camera button on Sony Xperia devices

The Sony Xperia Z2 has a dedicated camera button on the side of the phone. It allows to take a photo quickly by holding down this button. This brings up the camera app and pressing the hardware button again takes a picture. This is a great way to quickly snap a photo, but it has … 

 

Android Device Fragmentation

Fragmentation is both a strength and weakness of the Android ecosystem, a headache for developers that also provides the basis for Android’s global reach. Android devices come in all shapes and sizes, with vastly different performance levels and screen sizes. Furthermore, there are many different versions of Android that are concurrently active at any one … 

 

Android Lollipop Material Design Spinner

These are gifs you can use in your projects. These animation come from the Material Design language Google introduced (here are some examples of material design). In need of a CSS Android Lollipop loading animation? Try this codepen. Android Lollipop Material Design Spinner was last modified: March 28th, 2015 by Thomas

 

Phones are getting bigger

Van een Motorola Moto G (16GB), naar een Google Nexus 5 (16GB) naar de OnePlus One (64GB). En dat op een jaartje tijd. Ja, telefoons worden duidelijk groter. Ook den inhoud gaat er op vooruit. Van 1GB, naar 2GB naar 3GB RAM geheugen respectievelijk en ook telkens een nieuwe Qualcomm chip er in.   Dit … 

 

Set toolbar color in Chrome on Android

By using the theme-color meta tag, you set a toolbar color in Chrome on Android 5.0 and up. This color will then be used in the app drawer as well and by using a color, your website can stand out and be recognized immediately. Add the code, as found below, in your <head> of your … 

 

Install Android 5.0 (Lollipop) on a Nexus 5

Installing the newest version of Google’s operating system, Android Lollipop, on your Nexus 5 is as easy as following these steps: Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot.. This will allow you to run commands on your phone. Install Android USB Drivers. This will add the proper driver to recognize your device. Install Universal Android USB Driver. … 

 

Android host file for AdAway, AdBlock or AdFree

Block ad networks and trackers on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here is a list to add to your host file (/etc/hosts or /system/etc/hosts) Android host file for AdAway, AdBlock or AdFree was last modified: November 16th, 2014 by Thomas

 

The new Google Calendar app for Android with Material Design

Google released a brand new Google Calendar app for Android! “It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it.” A cool feature of the new Google Calendar app is the fact that e-mails can become Google Calendar events. Such as a hotel reservation or …