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 Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
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 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.
Google Pushing Play Games 2.0 and Associated Dev Tools
Google today made Play Games 2.0 available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. The updated gaming center provides an entirely new profile interface and has otherwise been redesigned.
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