Volume slider Launcher 1. Volume slider Before we start, know that you can’t actually change the style of the volume slider without root. The app that brings Android P’s volume slider to your 4.1+ device places an ongoing notification that triggers the pop-up interface. First, download the Android P Volume Slider – P Volume Control app from the Play Store for $0.99. Once installed, you will need to grant it permission to access Do Not Disturb. Now, you can access the app’s settings menu and customize the look of the ongoing notification and the pop-up volume slider. To make it look as close as possible to the slider on Android P, locate the option for Slider Position and select Right Center. As everything has now been set up, you can pull down your phone’s notification tray at any time and tap on one of the toggles. After, the corresponding volume slider will pop-up on your display for you to raise or lower. Again, as mentioned before, this, unfortunately, doesn’t change the volume slider that’s activated when you press your device’s volume buttons. Use the images below for help if you get lost along the way. android-p-volume-slider-1 android-p-volume-slider-2 android-p-volume-slider-3 android-p-volume-slider-4 android-p-volume-slider-5 2. Launcher There are two routes to take to install Android P’s launcher on your device. The first is for Pixel and Nexus devices that already run the Pixel launcher. All you need to do is download the APK pulled from Developer Preview 1 from APKMirror. After that, follow our Android Basics tutorial on sideloading APKs if you need help installing the app. Do note that some people have reported the app crashing on their device, so know that there’s always a chance it might not work. The second route is designed for other handsets that don’t natively run the Pixel Launcher. You can download the APK from XDA-Developers where a user removed the app’s signature check and resigned the file. Lastly, just install the APK on your device. Again, follow our Android Basics tutorial on sideloading APKs if you need help. Note that you can’t have any previous build of the Pixel Launcher installed on your device before installing this Android P launcher port. Also, some recommend only installing this on devices already running Android Oreo. If you have any questions, make sure to leave them in the comment section below or hit me up on Twitter.

istock-google-apps-on-an-android-phone.jpgGoogle is teaming up with LinkedIn to offer specialized training courses for wannabe Android developers. The program offers 19 different courses on LinkedIn Learning that aim to prepare new developers for the Google Android Developer Certification exam, a common standard for candidates applying to developer job openings.

According to LinkedIn data, demand for Android developers has gone up nearly 34 percent since 2015. Meanwhile, LinkedIn posits that the median annual base salary for an Android Developer is $85,000, and those with more advanced skills can command base pay of $115,000 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For Google, the partnership is a push to bring more developers into the Android ecosystem, while LinkedIn gets an opportunity to showcase its online learning system.

LinkedIn Learning gives users access to online courses to advance their professional skills, while letting them use the LinkedIn platform to promote their refreshed resume. On the enterprise side, managers can recommend or assign courses to their employees.

LinkedIn Learning capitalizes on the LinkedIn’s 2015 acquisition of the online learning portal Lynda. The platform also illustrates how Microsoft’s massive acquisition of LinkedIn is giving Microsoft more heft in the sector of human capital management.

Effectively, the platform combines Microsoft’s resources with Lynda’s content and LinkedIn’s vast trove of professional and networking data. After Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner noted that six of the top 25 most popular Lynda.com courses are related to Microsoft products. Education and workforce training is a significant market that is opened up to Microsoft and LinkedIn through the acquisition.


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