EdiAUG - Honor -Skyscanner Events

What a week! As well as with my day job, this week I was busy helping facilitate the Edinburgh Android User Group - Honor - Skyscanner events.
The events were hosted by Skyscanner in their Edinburgh and Glasgow offices (one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday) and featured a short introductory talk from Skyscanner and a talk from Wilkin Lee of Honor about Honor and Huawei.
Not only were the talks interesting (even if I do say so myself), but Wilkin used a familiar competition format and gave away a Honor Holly at each of the events.

I had a great time and have delayed new device purchases until the Honor 6+ is out at the beginning of May. The camera, especially in low light conditions, blew me away and the device overall is lovely.

Interested in engaging with me and EdiAUG for an Android/mobile related event? Ping me on Google Plus.

Thanks to Skyscanner for support and hosting, and thanks to Wilkin and James of Honor for travelling to Scotland for the events.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Today Google officially announced the name of the next version of Android: KitKat.
I found about about from Sundar Pichai's post on Google Plus, and am pleasantly surprised to find out that this is the name given to Android 4.4.

There had previously been rumors and speculation about the next version of Android being called Key Lime Pie, in line with the tasty alphabetical naming of the OS. KitKat is a Nestle brand name, and it transpires that there is a commercial tie-up for the naming. There will be a promotion where you will be able to win Nexus devices and Google Play Store credit when buying promotional packs of KitKat in the USA.

I'll be in the US later this month and will no doubt be scoffing KitKat bars to win a Nexus device.

If you are in Edinburgh this Thursday evening (September 5th 2013) feel free to pop over to the Edinburgh Android User Group Meetup at Skyscanner HQ.

Source: Android.com

EdiAUG Is Back!

I am pleased to officially announce that the Edinburgh Android User Group is back and has organised a meetup for next week. Head over to the official EdiAUG Blog for more info about the event being held at Skyscanner HQ.
As usual, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me on Google Plus if you would like more info on the event.