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 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 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 Syncs Android O Reveal with Solar Eclipse
Google plans to reveal the name of Android 8 on August 21. The company has timed the revelation with the total solar eclipse that will occur in North America on that day.