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 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.
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.
Samsung Embraces Google's ARCore for Augmented Reality
Samsung today said it will work with Google to bring Google's ARCore augmented reality content to a wider range of its smartphones, including the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8. Using the ARCore SDK, developers will be able to create augmented reality experiences for millions of Galaxy handsets.