Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Is Now Available

In February, Canonical announced that Ubuntu would make its way to mobile devices in October. Since then, it’s been a crazy year for the Linux-distribution, from a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign that ultimately failed to a big push in getting Ubuntu on tablets. Now the moment Linux fans have been waiting for is here as Ubuntu… Continue reading Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Is Now Available

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Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

If you’ve heard some unpleasant rumors about Google controlling device manufacturers and making Android less open, don’t swallow them just yet.  Google’s Andy Rubin told the company’s side of things yesterday, referring to the other tales as FUD. Rubin wrote in a post on the Android Developers Blog, “As always, device makers are free to… Continue reading Google Defends Role In Android Ecosystem

In-App Billing Comes To Android Market

Android developers, let’s hear a cheer.  Late yesterday, Google announced the launch of in-app billing on the Android Market, meaning users can make purchases from within apps from now on. If you’re not familiar with the concept, in-app billing has a lot of promise.  For users, it means less hassle in terms of having to… Continue reading In-App Billing Comes To Android Market

Amazon Reaches Out To iOS Developers

A new opportunity may be on the way for iOS developers whose apps aren’t exactly on the cutting edge with respect to graphics.  Reports indicate that Amazon is trying to convince some developers to port their apps to the Kindle. Daniel Eran Dilger wrote yesterday afternoon, “Henri Hansen, the developer of Atomium, a periodic table… Continue reading Amazon Reaches Out To iOS Developers

Application Stats Added To Android Market

The availability of feedback is important in many areas of life.  Consider how it might be unnerving to drive a car without any gauges, for example, or how your 401(k) would do if you weren’t able to perform research.  So developers should be pleased to hear about the addition of Application Statistics to the Android… Continue reading Application Stats Added To Android Market

Google Unveils Android 3.0 Platform Preview

Developers who intend to make apps for tablets other than the iPad can start making more precise plans about their futures immediately.  Google announced yesterday that it’s making a preview of the Android 3.0 SDK available. Xavier Ducrohet wrote on the Android Developers Blog, “[W]e are releasing a preview of the Android 3.0 SDK, with… Continue reading Google Unveils Android 3.0 Platform Preview

Yahoo On Lookout For TV Widget Developers

Developers with an interest in “smart” TVs might want to give a second thought to Yahoo’s involvement in the field.  Today, Yahoo put out a call for developers to build widgets for the Yahoo Connected TV Store. Juan Carlos Perez reported this afternoon, “Yahoo is expanding its Connected TV program so that developers can build… Continue reading Yahoo On Lookout For TV Widget Developers

Sony Ericsson Declares Android Best Development Platform

A joint venture between a respected Japanese electronics corporation and a Swedish telecommunications firm has given Google a significant pat on the back.  Sony Ericsson in fact declared Android the “best development platform” late last week. Granted, Sony Ericsson’s standing in the mobile industry isn’t what it once was, and so its support might not… Continue reading Sony Ericsson Declares Android Best Development Platform