Month: February 2018

Making it Easier for Organizations and Businesses to Help People during a Crisis

Facebook NewsroomFacebook Newsroom February 15, 2018 Product News, Trends

People from all over the world use Community Help, a crisis response tool on Facebook, to find and give help in times of crisis. Starting today, organizations and businesses can also post on Community Help during crises to help people access critical information and services.

‘All In’ on AI, Part 2: Driving the Evolution of 8K Picture Quality and Advanced Sound on TV through AI

Samsung Newsroom February 14, 2018 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 4K UHD, 8K, 8K AI Technology, 8K QLED TV, AI, CES 2018, Machine Learning, MLSR, OTT, Technology, TV & Audio

What do you consider important when watching the Olympic Games on TV? Vivid picture and sound quality on your TV would be able to provide you a lifelike

Congratulations to the winners of the Google Play Indie Games Contest 2017 in Europe

Android Developers February 13, 2018 Android, android developers, business, competition, contest, Developer, Europe, Featured, Games, Google Play, grow, indie, Indie Contest, Indie games contest, indies, London, prizes, Saatchi, win

Posted by Adriana Puchianu, Developer Marketing Google Play

We have just wrapped up the second edition of the Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe! The iconic Saatchi Gallery in London welcomed 20 developers, from 12 countries, who showcased their games to the audience of gamers, industry experts, and journalists.

The finalists’ games were on show to the public, who spent three hours trying out their games and voting for their favourites, alongside the Google Play team. The top 10 finalists were then selected, and went on to pitch their games, and compete for the big prizes in front of our jury.

Please join us in congratulating the winners! They will be bringing home a well-deserved diploma, along with a prize package that will help them reach more gamers worldwide; including premium placement on the Google Play Store, marketing campaigns of up to 100,000 EUR and influencer campaigns of up to 50,000 EUR, the latest Google hardware, tickets to Google I/O, and much more.

It’s really inspiring to see the excitement around this second edition, and great to see the new wave of indie games coming from Europe. We are already looking forward to playing the games that will be developed in 2018!

Check out the main winners and the other finalists on the Google Play Store!

Winner

Bury me, my love

Playdius

France

A reality-inspired interactive fiction designed for mobile phones. It tells the story of Nour, a Syrian woman trying to reach Europe in hope of a better life.

Runners up

Old Man’s Journey

Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH

Austria

A story game about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans.

Yellow

Bart Bonte

Belgium

A puzzle game for you! A love letter to a marvelous colour and to the little wonder called touchscreens. Warning: very yellow!

The other games that have made it into top 10 are:

Captain Tom Galactic Traveler

Picodongames

France

An open world platformer and space exploration game. Embark on an exploratory mission, discover planets, collect oxygen, play with gravity.

I Love Hue

Zut!

United Kingdom

A minimalist, ambient puzzle game influenced by mindfulness apps and abstract art. Players arrange shuffled mosaics of coloured tiles into perfectly ordered palettes.

Jodeo

Gamebra.in

Turkey

Jodeo is a 2D jelly critter. There’s something it’s curious about: what if 3D objects and 2D physics are in the same game? How can 2D objects interact with 3D objects?

Kami 2

State of Play

United Kingdom

The calming yet addictive puzzle game is back! With over 100 handcrafted puzzles, it takes you on a mind-twisting journey that combines logic and problem-solving.

Kenshō

FIFTYTWO

Russia

A tile sliding puzzle with a wonderful soundtrack. Mysterious things happen in a ruined room. Doors inside that room lead to different worlds and beautiful landscapes.

No More Buttons

Tommy Søreide Kjær

Norway

A hand-drawn platformer where the buttons are part of the environment.

The Big Journey

Catfishbox

Ukraine

Designed for kids and adults alike, this a beautiful, casual adventure. Tilt to roll around and explore a beautiful world with Mr. Whiskers.

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Feeling the Love with Messenger

Facebook NewsroomFacebook Newsroom February 13, 2018

Messenger is a special place to connect and share with the people most important to you – whether making date night plans with your partner, arranging a girls night out with your closest friends, or jumping on a group video chat to catch up with your family. In light of this, today we announced a […]

Olympians From Around The World Visit Samsung Olympic Showcase In Gangneung Olympic Park During Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018

Samsung Newsroom February 13, 2018 Galaxy, Mobile, Olympic Park, Press Release, PyeongChang 2018, PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition, PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, VR

During the first few days of PyeongChang 2018, athletes from Korea, Italy, and India  experienced the Samsung Olympic Showcase in Gangneung Olympic Park.

Olympians Capture the Excitement of the Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition

Samsung Newsroom February 10, 2018 Galaxy Note8, Mobile, Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Press Release, PyeongChang 2018, PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition

Olympians from close to 100 nations gathered in PyeongChang, Korea this week for the start of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. During the Opening

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 256GB Embedded Universal Flash Storage for Automotive Applications

Samsung Newsroom February 8, 2018 128-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage, 256-Gigabyte, 256-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage, ADAS, AP, eMMC, eUFS, IOPS, JEDEC UFS 2.1 standard, JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard, nand, Press Release, Semiconductors

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass production of a 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded

Samsung Electronics Brings Excitement to Fans, Athletes and Officials at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 through Innovative Experiences at the Samsung Olympic Showcase

Samsung Newsroom February 7, 2018 Corporate Others, Do What You Can't, IoT, Mobile, Olympic Games, Olympic Park, Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Press Release, PyeongChang 2018, Smart Home, VR, VR Sports

Samsung Electronics, Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications and Computing Equipment category, is bringing technological innovations to the

Safer Internet Day: Teaching Children to Safely Engage Online and Supporting Parent Conversations

Facebook NewsroomFacebook Newsroom February 6, 2018 Company News, Sidebar - Featured

By Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety Every year on Safer Internet Day we recognize the importance of internet safety and the responsible use of online technology. This year, Safer Internet Day features a call to action focused on creating a better internet for everyone, including younger generations. As a company that reaches people around […]

Samsung’s ISOCELL Dual Software Solution Enables Dual Camera Features in a Wider Range of Smartphones

Samsung Newsroom February 6, 2018 bokeh, Camera, ISOCELL, ISOCELL Dual image sensors, low-light shooting, Press Release, Semiconductors

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced a total dual camera solution with ISOCELL Dual image sensors and

Introducing Android KTX: Even Sweeter Kotlin Development for Android

Android Developers February 5, 2018 Android, API, Kotlin, ktx

Posted by Jake Wharton (@JakeWharton), Florina Muntenescu (@FMuntenescu) & James Lau (@jmslau)

Today, we are announcing the preview of Android KTX – a set of extensions designed to make writing Kotlin code for Android more concise, idiomatic, and pleasant. Android KTX provides a nice API layer on top of both Android framework and Support Library to make writing your Kotlin code more natural.

The portion of Android KTX that covers the Android framework is now available in our GitHub repo. We invite you to try it out to give us your feedback and contributions. The other parts of Android KTX that cover the Android Support Library will be available in upcoming Support Library releases.

Let’s take a look at some examples of how Android KTX can help you write more natural and concise Kotlin code.

Code Samples Using Android KTX

String to Uri

Let’s start with this simple example. Normally, you’d call Uri.parse(uriString). Android KTX adds an extension function to the String class that allows you to convert strings to URIs more naturally.

Kotlin
Kotlin with Android KTX

val uri = Uri.parse(myUriString)

val uri = myUriString.toUri()

Edit SharedPreferences

Editing SharedPreferences is a very common use case. The code using Android KTX is slightly shorter and more natural to read and write.

Kotlin
Kotlin with Android KTX
sharedPreferences.edit()
           .putBoolean(key, value)
           .apply()
sharedPreferences.edit { 
    putBoolean(key, value) 
}

 

Translating path difference

In the code below, we translate the difference between two paths by 100px.

Kotlin
Kotlin with Android KTX
val pathDifference = Path(myPath1).apply {
   op(myPath2, Path.Op.DIFFERENCE)
}

val myPaint = Paint()

canvas.apply {
   val checkpoint = save()
   translate(0F, 100F)
   drawPath(pathDifference, myPaint)
   restoreToCount(checkpoint)
}


val pathDifference = myPath1 - myPath2

canvas.withTranslation(y = 100F) {
   drawPath(pathDifference, myPaint)
}

Action on View onPreDraw

This example triggers an action with a View’s onPreDraw callback. Without Android KTX, there is quite a bit of code you need to write.

Kotlin
view.viewTreeObserver.addOnPreDrawListener(
       object : ViewTreeObserver.OnPreDrawListener {
           override fun onPreDraw(): Boolean {
               viewTreeObserver.removeOnPreDrawListener(this)
               actionToBeTriggered()
               return true
           }
       })
Kotlin with Android KTX
view.doOnPreDraw { actionToBeTriggered() }

There are many more places where Android KTX can simplify your code. You can read the full API reference documentation on GitHub.

Getting Started

To start using Android KTX in your Android Kotlin projects, add the following to your app module’s build.gradle file:

repositories {
    google()
}

dependencies {
    // Android KTX for framework API
    implementation 'androidx.core:core-ktx:0.1'
    ...
}

Then, after you sync your project, the extensions appear automatically in the IDE’s auto-complete list. Selecting an extension automatically adds the necessary import statement to your file.

Beware that the APIs are likely to change during the preview period. If you decide to use it in your projects, you should expect breaking changes before we reach the stable version.

androidx: Hello World!

You may notice that Android KTX uses package names that begin with androidx. This is a new package name prefix that we will be using in future versions of Android Support Library. We hope the division between android.* and androidx.* makes it more obvious which APIs are bundled with the platform, and which are static libraries for app developers that work across different versions of Android.

What’s Next?

Today’s preview launch is only the beginning. Over the next few months, we will iterate on the API as we incorporate your feedback and contributions. When the API has stabilized and we can commit to API compatibility, we plan to release Android KTX as part of the Android Support Library.

We look forward to building Android KTX together with you. Happy Kotlin-ing!

Samsung Electronics Partners with World’s Largest Theater Operator, Wanda Cinemas, to Launch China’s First Cinema LED Theater

Samsung Newsroom February 4, 2018 4K resolution, B2B, Cinema LED Screen, Digital Cinema Initiatives, Harman, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Press Release, Samsung Cinema LED Screen, Wanda Cinemas

  Samsung Electronics today announced a partnership with the world’s largest theater operator Wanda Cinemas to bring its pioneering Cinema LED Screen

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