Sprint Launches Open SDK for Developers
Today Sprint announced a new initiative with the hopes of convincing more developers to create mobile applications for Sprint devices. The open software platform is a standards-based mobile Java ecosystem that can help developers extend desktop computing and Web 2.0 features to Sprint phones. The platform supports MIDP Java ME applications and adds the CDC/Foundation Java Virtual Machine and OSGi framework. The platform also includes APIs to give developers access to Sprint-specific device features, such as location, messaging and multimedia. The Sprint Titan platform will be released first, supporting development for Sprint's Windows Mobile devices.
Android N Preview Adds Multi-Window to Core Platform
Google today released a very early developer preview of Android N. Google hopes giving early access to the base code will help developers provide feedback so Google can push Android N to phone makers by the summer months.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Qualcomm Drops New Snapdragon 845 Virtual Reality SDK with Eye Tracking
Qualcomm today announced a new software development kit for the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform. Qualcomm believes this new SDK will give developers the power they need to create next-generation virtual reality experiences.
Google, Sprint Deploy RCS on Android Phones
Google and Sprint today said some of Sprint's Android phones now have access to RCS-based messaging features. Google added Rich Communication Services, powered by its Jibe cloud platform, to its own Messenger SMS application.