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 Continue reading →


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, Continue reading →


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 Continue reading →


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 Continue reading →


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 Continue reading →


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. Continue reading →