Qualcomm's BREW Platform Seeing Major Overhaul for 2010
Qualcomm recently announced renewed efforts to make its BREW mobile platform more appealing to developers, handset makers and network operators. The next generation of BREW, which should be available in 2010, will emerge from Qualcomm's collaboration with a number of software companies, including Bitstream, Novarra, PixSense, Seven and others. The goal will be to integrate key software components such as Java virtual machines, device management, browsers, multimedia, instant messaging and calendar applications into the BREW mobile platform directly, rather than adding them as individual applications later. The new BREW platform will also allow developers to write their application once and be able to port it to all BREW-based devices. Previously, developers needed to tweak their applications for each individual handset. These new capabilities should make the BREW platform more attractive to develop for and deploy on feature phones.
Qualcomm's 205 Mobile Platform Brings 4G to Entry-Level Phones
Qualcomm today announced the 205 Mobile Platform, a collection of components that includes an application processor, radios, audio codec, power management, and speaker amplifier. Qualcomm sees the 205 Mobile Platform as a plug-and-play solution for device maker to bring ultra-low-cost feature phones to emerging markets.
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.
Samsung Adds 'Good' to Its Knox Platform
Samsung today announced the launch of Good for Samsung Knox. Good Technology has long offered mobile enterprise applications and services, including corporate email and application management tools.
Microsoft's Android-App-Porting Tool May Be Shelved
Microsoft has dialed back efforts to port Android apps to the Windows 10 platform, reports Windows Central. In April, Microsoft announced plans to allow app writers to port iOS, web, Win32, and Android apps to the Windows 10 platform.