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.
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.
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.
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.
Android 'M' Is for Marshmallow, Final Preview Build Released
Google today officially named the next version of its mobile operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company had strongly implied that Marshmallow would be the final name in a teaser video released last week.