Adding prebuilt shared library to Android Build System

Last two days i was unable to do a neat eng build for my galaxy note from cyanogen source. I was running into errors like unable to find libUMP.so and libion.so while building exynos hal specifically libgralloc_ump.
I was applying dirty workaround copy libUMP.so and libion.so to libUMP.so and libion.so and build again.
Another neat way to do is add both lib as prebuilt shared library to build system. For that you need to create projects for each and add it to product package.let me show how to do that for libUMP Continue reading Adding prebuilt shared library to Android Build System

Android-x86 or WoA ?

There is lot of ongoing discussions  on Intel’s android dating these days ,especially when Microsoft announced the unborn ARM version of windows 8. Despite the android’s mega fragmentation Intel is doing pretty great job. Current android SDK has intelx86 image of andoid 2.3.3( API 10) also Intel Hardware Accelerated eXecution Manager package. Intelx86 image let the developers to build and test the applications on the PC. Intel Hardware Accelerated eXecution Manager (IHAXM) takes advantage of the intel-VT to enhance the execution of andoid-x86 emulators.Although INAXM required android tools revision 17 which is still not available in the SDK manager, but you can grab preview copy of the revision 17 from android tools site.

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Who wants icecream sandwich?


Get ready to experience the next version of android , version 4.X codename icecream sandwich is really a sandwich of Gingerbread ( v2.3.x) and Honeycomb (v3.X). Android team has put together the great features of two in to one plus more additional bonus in to one. See the video of Sandwich sculpture @HK office

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