Nokia Adds NFC Support to Latest Qt SDK
Nokia today announced a new version of the Qt software developers kit that will allow developers to create applications that take advantage of the near-field communications feature of select phones. The Qt SDK will let developers create and test applications written for Symbian smartphones and the MeeGo-based N9. Nokia hopes that application writers download the newest SDK and publish inventive applications that put its Symbian phone's NFC capabilities to use.
Nokia Says No N9 for the U.S.
Nokia has confirmed that the N9 handset will not initially be made available to U.S. buyers.
Nokia Pushing MeeGo Update to N9
Nokia today began delivering a system update to the MeeGo-powered N9 smartphone. The new system software offers a wide range of benefits, including: NFC tag reading; music controls on lock screen; photo and video shooting with filters; improved multitasking and memory handling; Swype; background noise cancellation; easier app closing by swiping down; and new indicators on the standby screen for calendar and other alerts.
Nokia Updates Beta Suite 3.5 with N9 Support
Nokia today provided an update to the beta version of Nokia Suite 3.5 for the Windows platform. The newest beta adds support for the Nokia N9 and can be used to sync data/apps, as well as manage the device.
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.
Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon SDK for Virtual Reality
Qualcomm today announced a new software developer kit meant to help app writers create better virtual reality experiences for phones that are powered by Snapdragon processors. The SDK will school developers so their apps can handle the "extreme power consumption constraints and challenging performance requirements ...