Everything Tagged "Android"

(In reverse chronological order)

Installing the Android SDK for Eclipse

Here’s the quickest way I know to get Eclipse up and running with the Android SDK plugin. To install each of these packages, go to Help->Install New Software, add the given URI as a package source, and install the given package. Eclipse may prompt you to restart after some installs.

Source Package
http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/updates/releases/GEF SDK
http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/emf/updates/releases/EMF SDK 2.5.0 (EMF + XSD)
http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updatesWeb Tools Platform / Eclipse XML Editors and Tools
https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/Developer Tools

Droid Power Failure

Last night I left my Droid sitting on my desk, at about 80% charge. An hour later I picked it up and it wouldn’t turn on. No response to pressing or holding the power button, and even replacing the battery didn’t get it to turn on. I figured the battery was drained and plugged it in this morning–whereupon it booted up and showed 75% charged!

The Verizon store was disappointing. They told me I had installed too many apps and should run advanced task killer frequently. Really, guys? You think I ran out of battery and recharged to 70% in a matter of seconds this morning? No suggestions as to how to hard-reset the device. They also disavowed the autofocus bug… which neatly explains why the camera focuses in under two minutes as of this morning. I guess I should have expected the runaround to begin with.

Debugging the Droid on Ubuntu Karmic

$ adb devices
List of devices attached 
????????????	no permissions

A few things have changed since the Android docs were written. If you want to talk to your Motorola Droid via ADB in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, I recommend the following udev rule.