RIM Updates BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools
Research In Motion today provided BlackBerry developers with an updated set of tools to use for creating BB10 apps. The three most significant new features include an application invocation framework, push APIs, and a new version of BlackBerry App World. The application invocation framework will give developers the ability to tie their applications to native BlackBerry 10 features and to other applications. The Push APIs will let developers push content from their application servers directly to end users. The App World update allow developers to target the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test device for applications. The Dev Alpha was released to BlackBerry developers in May. The new tools can be downloaded directly from RIM's developer web site.
Google Endows Assistant with More App Smarts
Nov 15, 2017
Google today announced a comprehensive update to the Google Assistant. Most of the changes are meant for developers, but everyone will benefit from Assistant's improved ability to interact with third-party applications.
Google Releases First Preview of Android P with Improved Notifications and Notch Support
Mar 7, 2018
Google today made the first preview of Android P available to developers. The revised version of Android adds a number of user-facing features as well as tools for app writers.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Oct 12, 2016
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.