Microsoft Now Pushing Mango, Updated SDK to Developers
Microsoft today indicated through a blog post that registered developers now have access to the Windows Phone 7 Mango platform. Developers may download and install the latest version of WP7 on their handsets, though Microsoft cautions that Mango is still in beta status and a number of consumer features are absent. The early access program is meant to give WP7 developers a better understanding of the platform's capabilities, while also providing them with test devices with which to update/develop their applications. Developers will need to first update to the second beta of the WP7.1 SDK in order to access Mango.
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.
Apple Releases First iOS 12 Beta for Developers
Apple has made the first beta of iOS 12 available to registered developers. Those who write apps for Apple devices can download the update through Apple's developer console to iPhones and iPads.
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.