Mobile Linux Forum Finalizes 1.0 Specifications
The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum has agreed to the basic specification list for Release 1.0. It includes APIs for mobile calendar, messaging, presence, reference model, telephony services, and user interface services. According to LiPS, the specification is all developers need to create basic interoperability for applications and services on Linux-powered mobile phones. LiPS will work on more advanced APIs during 2008, as well as seek hardware reference platforms from manufacturers.
NFC Forum Updates NFC Specification
The NFC Forum today provided an update to the core NFC specification. The update includes two new specifications and two new candidate specifications.
Google Talks About Android's New Design
Google today talked about the next version of Android during its I/O Developer conference. According to Google, it represents one of the biggest releases of Android ever, and includes 5,000 new APIs for developers.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
NFC Forum Approves New Security Specification
The NFC Forum today approved the Signature Record Type Definition (RTD) 2.0 technical specification, which will help authenticate the data stored on NFC tags. According to the NFC Forum, Signature RTD 2.0 lets developers verify the integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format messages, which is the core of how NFC tags and devices communicate with one another.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.