SDK for Samsung's Bada OS Exits Beta
Samsung today announced the availability of a 1.0 version of the software developers kit for its homegrown Bada mobile operating system. The 1.0 version of the SDK includes several new tools, including a remote test feature. The remote test feature lets developers test their applications remotely on other devices. The SDK can be downloaded by developers starting today.
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 Releases Android 5.1 SDK
Google today made the Android 5.1 SDK available to developers. The updated SDK includes tools developers need in order to use the new features of Android 5.1.
Samsung Says Bixby 2.0 to Be Open and Ubiquitous
Samsung today announced a major update to its Bixby personal assistant service. Samsung calls Bixby 2.0 a "bold reinvention" of the platform that will be available not only on phones, but other smart devices, such as TVs, refrigerators, and speakers.
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.
Microsoft's Project Rome SDK to Let Android, Windows Play Nice
Microsoft this week released the Project Rome SDK, a tool for developers that will let Android devices control Windows devices and vice versa. Once fully enabled, third-party apps will be able to see Android and Windows devices when they are connected to the internet.