Sun Unveils JavaFX Mobile
Today Sun announced a mobile version of its JavaFX platform. JavaFX Mobile is built on JavaME, and will let developers more easily create mobile applications, as well as port existing applications to mobile platforms. JavaFX will allow developers to tie their applications into other apps on the handset, including the address book, the Bluetooth stack, the camera, and location services. It also has the ability to deliver better audio/video, richer graphics and animations, and better interaction with the mobile web. In addition to announcing the platform, Sun also said that Sony Ericsson, LG and Sprint have committed to using the platform to develop content for their devices.
Digia Makes Qt 5.3 Available to Developers
Digia today announced the availability of Qt 5.3, a cross-platform application and user interface framework for developers that lets them more easily create applications for a wide range of operating systems. According to Digia, Qt 5.3 makes a wide number of improvements to the platform, such as the QQuickWidget to help developers migrate their apps, and allows them to develop C++ and Qt versions at the same time.
Android Things Earns Second Dev Preview from Google
Google has released a second developer preview of its Google Things IoT platform. Android Things lets developers create smart and connected devices using existing Android APIs and Google services.
Google Releases Developer Preview of Android Things
Google today made a preview of its Android Things platform available to developers. Android Things is for the Internet of Things.
Windows 10 to Run Android and iOS Apps
Microsoft today said Windows 10 devices will be able to run Android applications. According to Microsoft, developers will be able to reuse Java and C++ code to run Android apps in an Android subsystem on Windows 10 devices.