Google Releases Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich SDK
On the heels of revealing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google has made the SDK for Android 4.0 available to developers. The new software developers kit contains all the tools developers need in order to create applications that are compatible with Android 4.0 devices. Some of the stand-out new APIs (application programming interfaces) include a new UI toolkit; social, calendar, and Android Beam controls; new controls for the camera, video camera, music player, image effects and face detection; hardware-accelerated 2D mapping; and new text-to-speech APIs. The Android 4.0 SDK can be downloaded from Android's developer web site.
Samsung Pushes Security Update to Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung recently seeded a software update to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The update applies the June security patches from Google, stabilizes memory card performance, and adjusts some user interface elements of Bixby.
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.
Samsung Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR.
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.