Samsung to Merge Bada with Intel's Tizen
Samsung and Intel are working together to blend parts of Samsung's in-house bada smartphone operating system with Intel's open-sourced Tizen project. "We have an effort that will merge bada and Tizen," said Tae-Jin Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung's Contents Planning Team, in an interview with Forbes. The goal of the project is to make it easier for developers to create applications that will work on both platforms. Once the integration is complete, developers will be able to use the same SDK and the same APIs to write applications that will run on either platform. Samsung believes this will tap the existing bada developer base and give them access to another smartphone platform without forcing them to learn to work with a new set of developer tools. Samsung didn't say when the integration project will be complete.
Nest Returns to Roost with Google's Hardware Team
Feb 7, 2018
Alphabet today said it is putting its Nest and Google hardware teams together under a single roof. Since August 2015, Nest and Google have existed as separate entities under the Alphabet parent company.
Google Opens Maps and Resonance Audio to Developers
Mar 14, 2018
Google today gave developers more access to mapping and audio tools for creating games and other immersive experiences. First, Google brought its Google Maps API to the Unity gaming engine.
Google's ML Kit Lets Any App Put Machine Learning to Work
May 8, 2018
Google today announced ML Kit, a new SDK that will allow developers to add machine learning to their own applications. ML Kit gives developers access to five ready-to-use APIs: text recognition, face detection, barcode scanning, image labeling, and landmark recognition.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Jun 8, 2017
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 to Kill Off Project Tango in Favor of ARCore
Dec 15, 2017
Google today said it has decided to wind down Project Tango, its ambitious augmented reality platform that used on-device cameras and sensors to blend reality with computer-generated content. "As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we’re turning down support of Tango," said Google.
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