Samsung Releases Bada SDK Into the Wild
Samsung has recently made the software development kit for its home-grown Bada mobile operating system available for free to anyone who wishes to download it. Previously, it was only available to Samsung's business partners. Developers who want to download it will need to register for a free Samsung developer account. The SDK includes APIs, a user interface tool, a simulator, a debugger, and other tools developers can use to create applications for Bada. Phones based on Bada will be available in markets outside the U.S. later this year. Samsung has yet to announce and U.S.-bound Bada phones.
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.
Samsung Intros New Health, Home, Wearables Push
Samsung today announced new initiatives targeting the healthcare, home, and wearables markets. On the health front, Samsung revealed the Samsung Digital Health Platform and associated SDK.
Google's Daydream Developer Tools Exit Beta
Google today made Google VR SDK 1.0 with support for Daydream available to developers. The VR SDK, which has been in beta since earlier this year, gives developers the tools they need to create virtual reality content for Google's Daydream platform.