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.
Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Developer Toolkit
Microsoft today made a software developer kit available to developers interested in creating apps for the forthcoming Windows 10 platform. The SDK requires users to be a member of the Windows Insider Program and have the latest build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, as well as a handful of other apps.
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.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Pushing to Developers
Microsoft today began distributing the first update to Windows Phone 8.1. The update, announced last month, adds a number of new features to the platform, including Live Folders and Apps Corner.