Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update Now Available
Microsoft today announced that the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 update is now available for developers to download from its support site. The new version of the SDK will allow developers to create applications that can run with 256MB of RAM (for Tango), and also will allow developers to code Windows Phone applications from PCs running Windows 8. In addition to these new features, the SDK includes a number of updates. It patches Visual Studio IDE, updates the emulator image, adds a second emulator for 256MB apps, updates the Microsoft Advertising SDK, and adds support for Malay and Indonesian. The tools are on Microsoft's Windows Phone web site.
Microsoft's Project Rome SDK to Let Android, Windows Play Nice
Microsoft this week released the Project Rome SDK, a tool for developers that will let Android devices control Windows devices and vice versa. Once fully enabled, third-party apps will be able to see Android and Windows devices when they are connected to the internet.
Google Updates Android Wear SDK
Google today released a new version of the Android Wear SDK for developers. The SDK boosts the API level from 22 to level 23, which introduces the new runtime permissions required in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up.
Android Wear to Gain Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots
Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces.
Windows 10 to Run Android and iOS Apps
Microsoft today said Windows 10 devices will be able to run Android applications. According to Microsoft, developers will be able to reuse Java and C++ code to run Android apps in an Android subsystem on Windows 10 devices.