Google Further Improves Dev Tools for Android with Eclipse Labs
Google today announced the beta availability of Eclipse Labs, a new set of tools that developers for the Android platform can use to write applications. Eclipse is an open source-driven initiative that provides a range of developer environments and instruments. The Beta Eclipse Labs is being hosted by the Google Project Hosting. Google calls it "a single place where anyone can start and maintain their open source projects based on the Eclipse platform with just a few clicks." It can also be used to develop for Google's Chrome browser. Google already makes SDKs and APIs available to developers interested in writing for Android.
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 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 Open Sources Chrome for iOS
Google today said it has made an open source version of its Chrome browser for iOS available to developers. Google says today's news is the result of year's worth of work.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Google Makes More Android APIs Available to Developers
Google recently released a new tool for developers who are writing apps for the Android platform. Google made the Google Play Developer Publishing API available to all developers, which will allow them to upload APKs to beta testing, staged rollouts, and production, as well as add publishing operations to their app processes.