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.
Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Developer Toolkit
Microsoft today made a software developer kit available to developers interested in creating apps for the forthcoming Windows 10 platform. The SDK requires users to be a member of the Windows Insider Program and have the latest build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, as well as a handful of other apps.
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.