Microsoft is enabling developers to integrate instant messaging, audio and video experiences into their custom iOS and Android applications. While its initial focus is to drive "remote advisor" solutions, the SDK could also be a draw to developing for the Office platform, and beyond.
A federal jury found that Google's use of Oracle's Java programming language in Android didn't violate copyright law, claiming the fair use doctrine enabled Google to build compatible software without obtaining a license. But the case is likely far from over.
SoftBank Robotics now is allowing Android developers to create apps for its Pepper humanoid robot. The company has launched the Pepper SDK for Android Studio beta, a software development kit that allows developers to implement apps on the Android platform.
Google showcased its Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch and Daydream mobile virtual reality technologies at Google I/O in Mountain View, California last week, and both tools could reshape the way developers collaborate with the technology giant.
Are your Google Play apps secure? If not, they could put your end users as well as your brand reputation and revenues at risk. And while Google has launched a program to improve security of apps while they're still in development, it can't substitute for good security practices by devs themselves.
Apple iOS devices performed more consistently than their Android counterparts during the first quarter of 2016, according to a study from Blancco Technology Group.
Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."
Samsung hopes to breathe new life into its languishing Tizen OS with a major new upgrade, PCWorld reported.
Sirin Labs, a European-Israeli start up, announced it will shun the trend towards low-cost smartphones when it launches a new Android device in May with a price tag in excess of £10,000 (€12,858/$14,475).
Google has once again come under fire from the European Commission (EC), which accused the U.S. search giant of abusing its dominant position with the Android mobile operating system.