It was revealed last week that the Firefox OS dev units from Geeksphone would finally be shipping after missing their originally planned launch in February. Now the phones are available, but you’re still going to have to wait.
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
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
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
The recently announced Nook Color, a full-color e-reader backed by Barnes & Noble, may do well, considering it’ll be nicer-looking than the Amazon Kindle and less expensive than an iPad. Developers can benefit from its success, too, since the “NOOKdeveloper” program was launched this week.
It’s a good time to be a developer, or at least a PSP2 developer who’s on Sony’s good side, judging from a new report. Sony’s supposed to have given out PSP2 hardware to some developers so that they can take an early crack at making games. Rob Crossley wrote earlier this week, “Sony has handed… Continue reading Devs Given PSP2 Hardware
AMD announced today the availability of the ATI Stream Software Development Kit (SDK) v2.2 with OpenCL 1.1 support to provide developers with the tools they need to build applications. By taking advantage of both CPU and GPU processing power in a given system, applications like 3D video, HD video chat and multi-display 3D gaming are… Continue reading AMD Releases New SDK
Solid Documents, a developer of document reconstruction software, has introduced its latest release of its Solid Framework.Net Software Development Kit (SDK). Version 7.0 gives developers more flexibility in developing applications with the SDK. It includes tools, documentation and samples developers can reference to write, build, test and deploy .NET Framework applications. It is also designed… Continue reading Solid Documents Releases New SDK