Nokia Offers Developers Imaging SDK
Nokia has released a software developer kit for application writers that focuses on imaging functions. The Nokia Imaging SDK, released in conjunction with the Lumia 1020 smartphone, is a native Windows Phone 8 library that can be used by any developer and with any Windows Phone 8 app. It lets others in the Windows Phone ecosystem access and use the filters and imaging processing effects found in Nokia's own devices. The SDK is free for developers to download.
AT&T Pushing Windows Phone 8.1 to Lumia 1020
AT&T today said owners of the Lumia 1020 can download and install the Windows Phone 8.1 update. The improved operating system adds Cortana, Action Center, the Word Flow keyboard and other features.
Hands On with CAT's Thermal Imaging Phone
CAT recently announced the S60, a rugged phone with one very unique feature: a true thermal imaging "camera" built right in. CAT has a short but respectable history releasing very rugged phones that might appeal to construction and other field workers.
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 Officially Kicks Off Sales of Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft began selling the Nokia Lumia 630 today, marking the official availability and launch of Windows Phone 8.1. Both the Lumia 630 and Windows Phone 8.1 were revealed by Microsoft and Nokia during the former's Build developer conference in April.
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.