HTC Gives Devs More APIs, Including Beats Audio
HTC has released a new batch of application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers looking to target HTC devices and its Sense platform. The new APIs include a lockscreen API, mobile device management API, an HTC MediaLink HD API, and the Beats Audio API. This last API is notable, because HTC is using Beats Audio integration, for which it paid $300 million, as a way to differentiate its handsets from those of its competitors. HTC said that Sense 4.0 buries the Beats Audio API deeper into the software so that it works with all music/audio apps on HTC devices and not just the Beats Audio app. Giving the API to developers further expands the range of possible apps capable of using the Beats audio technology. The new tools are being made available through the HTC OpenSense SDK for developers.
Apple Releases Its Second Android App for Beats Speaker
Apple has made available a new Android app called Beats Pill+. The app has the distinction of being Apple's second-ever for the Android platform, following the Move to iOS app released earlier this year.
Monster Sues Beats Over Alleged Fraud
Monster claims it was duped by Beats Electronics into giving away millions of dollars worth of intellectual property. Monster filed a lawsuit against Beats, its co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr.
Microsoft to Let Developers Add OneDrive to Their Apps
Microsoft today released an API for its cloud-based OneDrive storage service. The API will allow third-party app developers to add OneDrive access and features, such as file retrieval and uploads, to their own applications.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread Officially No Longer Supported
Google has put Android 2.3 Gingerbread out to pasture. The update this month follows an announcement Google first made in November regarding Play Services 10.2, which severs backward compatibility with devices running Android 2.3 and older.