Nokia Opens S60 Widgets to Developers
Apr 16, 2007, 8:41 AM by (staff)
Nokia announced today that it is including widget support in S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. Greater support for widgets via Web Run-Time means users will eventually be able to further personalize their mobile Internet experience and customize which content appears on their handsets, such as live weather updates. The widgets will be distributed via mobile Web sites and other channels as they become available. The tools, which are all browser based, won't be available to developers until the third quarter of 2007.
Google Search App for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget
Google today updated its main Search application for the iPhone and added a widget for the home screen. Technically, iOS doesn't support true home screen widgets other than those in the notification panel.
Chrome Gains 'Scroll Anchoring' To Keep Web Sites In Place
Google hopes the latest addition to its Chrome browser will make reading web sites less frustrating. The tool, called scroll anchoring, will prevent web sites from bouncing users up and down the screen.
Google Gives Developers An Early Look at Android O
Google today announced the first preview of Android O, the unnamed next version of its core mobile operating system. This early version of Android O brings with it a handful of new features that clearly target developers and device makers more so than end users.
Virtual Reality Comes to the Web Thanks to Chrome
Google today made it possible to view web-based virtual reality content through its Chrome browser. The latest version of Chrome for Android devices supports VR, and Google says a number of its partners have begun to add VR content to their web sites.
AT&T to Support WebRTC for Browser-Based Calls
AT&T today announced commercial support for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC), a client that will allow browsers to make voice/video calls across the internet without the need for additional plugins. According to AT&T, it will support WebRTC on both desktop and mobile browsers.