Google Seeds Android 2.0 to Developers Via New SDK
Today Google made Android 2.0 (Eclair) available to developers through its Android Software Developer Kit. Developers interested in Android 2.0 need simply to update their SDK and developers' tools. It provides new APIs for developers and a host of new features. New capabilities include a unified inbox, support for multiple Google/Exchange accounts, SMS.MMS search, improved camera controls, improved software keyboard and associate typing software, HTML 5, and Bluetooth 2.1, including the OPP and PBAP profiles. Android 2.0 also supports various new screen sizes and aspect ratios. According to Google, a minor update will be made to Eclair before the end of the year, but it didn't provide further details on what nor what that update will include.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to 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 Drops Android O Release Candidate
Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final set of APIs.
Android Wear to Gain Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots
Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces.
Google to Let Anyone Build Assistant Into their Hardware
Google today released an SDK that developers can use to add the Google Assistant to all manner of different gadgets and devices. Assistant made its debut in the Allo messaging app, and later arrived on Pixel smartphones, Google Home, Android Wear smartwatches, and other hardware.
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