LiMo Foundation R2 Specs Now Complete
Today the LiMo Foundation announced the completion of the LiMo Mobile Platform R2 specifications. LiMo says this new spec will be the "heart" of LiMo-based handsets that reach the market in the fourth quarter of this year. The biggest addition to this new version of the specification is support for BONDI. BONDI is a framework for developers that will let them create apps and services that will work on all LiMo R2 devices. Other new features in the R2 platform include support for location-based services, multimedia, personal information management and security applications. The LiMo Foundation will publish APIs for the R2 spec to its web site in the fall, which the Foundation expects will be used in devices to hit the market by the end of 2009.
USB 3.2 Spec Promises to Double Data Transfer Speeds
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group this week released the spec for USB 3.2, which has the potential to boost speeds through cables. Specifically, USB 3.2 takes advantage of the multi-lane operation that has been built into existing USB Type-C cables.
Apple Seeds Second iOS 9 Public Beta
Apple has made a second public beta of iOS 9 available to consumers. This test version of iOS is meant for people interested in trialling the operating system ahead of its scheduled fall release.
Google Releases First Preview of Android P with Improved Notifications and Notch Support
Google today made the first preview of Android P available to developers. The revised version of Android adds a number of user-facing features as well as tools for app writers.
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.