Nokia, Vodafone Form Java Standards Initiative
Aug 26, 2004, 9:45 AM by (staff)
Nokia and Vodafone today announced a new initiative to simplify mobile Java standards. The initiative will function and create its specifications within the Java Community Process(SM). The first two Java Specification Requests from the initiative - JSRs 248 and 249 - include clarifications to existing specifications to define a consistent Java API services architecture. By using the specifications, developers can create software that is easily portable across mobile devices from different manufacturers. Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Sun Microsystems and T-Mobile International all support the effort.
LG Promises Faster Phone Updates, Starting with the G6
LG is making a renewed commitment to distributing software updates to its phones in a more timely manner. LG today said it officially opened a new Software Upgrade Center at its Magok-dong facility in South Korea.
Google's ARCore to Let Multiple People See the Same AR Content at the Same Time
Google today announced an update to its ARCore platform for augmented reality. The platform gains a handful of new tools to help developers create more immersive and shared AR experiences.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Google Exonerated In Java API Case vs. Oracle
A jury today decided that Google's use of 37 Java APIs constitutes "fair use" and does not infringe on Oracles copyrights. The decision caps a two-week trial that saw Oracle once again claim Google stole its Java code when first creating the Android operating system back in 2007 and 2008.
Samsung Embraces Google's ARCore for Augmented Reality
Samsung today said it will work with Google to bring Google's ARCore augmented reality content to a wider range of its smartphones, including the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8. Using the ARCore SDK, developers will be able to create augmented reality experiences for millions of Galaxy handsets.