Google Offers Android 1.6 NDK to Devs
Today Google made the Android 1.6 native development kit available to Android developers. The NDK is used together with the software development kit to allow for more complex app coding and testing.
Google's Flutter Toolkit Lets Devs Create Android and iOS UIs
Google today made the first beta release of Flutter available to developers. Flutter is a set of tools that can help developers create user interface designs for Android and iOS.
Google Releases Final Developer Preview of Android 7 Nougat
Google today made the fifth and final preview of Android 7 Nougat available to app developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
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.
Amazon to Let Devs Add Alexa to Headphones, Wearables, More
Amazon hopes a new set of developer tools will expand Alexa's footprint to a much wider set of devices. The Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit lets hardware makers add Alexa to their gear, such as hearables, headphones, smart watches, fitness devices, and more, without extra coding work.