‘Open wonder:’ Google’s Android Oreo is here

It’s smart, it’s fast, and it’s a little bit sweet: Android 8.0 Oreo is here. Android 8.0 Oreo isn’t the “world’s favorite cookie,” it’s the newest Android operating system release, bringing users and developers features like picture-in-picture, Autofill, along with added security and “supersonic speed,” according to Sameer Samat, vice president of product management for Android … continue reading

Android Testing Support Library 1.0, Node-ChakraCore, and MapR and Talend’s GDPR data lake solution — SD Times news digest: July 28, 2017

Google announced the Android Testing Support Library 1.0. The library is an extensive framework for testing Android apps. According to the company, the latest version is a major update to existing testing APIs and features new capabilities, enhances performance stability, and addresses bugs. Features include: Espresso improvements, ProviderTestRule, Grant Permission Rule, Android Test Orchestrator, and … continue reading

Android O Developer Preview 4, Microsoft Enterprise Smart Contracts, and a new Mainframe Center of Excellence — SD Times news digest: July 25, 2017

Android O is one step closer to being released into the market. As Google puts its final touches on the upcoming operating system, the company is rolling out the Developer Preview 4 of Android O to help developers ensure their apps are ready for the launch. This will be the final preview before Android O … continue reading

Android HALs, Parasoft Java UTA, and Bluetooth’s mesh networking — SD Times news digest: July 20, 2017

Since updates can be expensive for device manufacturers, Android is separating the vendor implementation from the core Android framework. This will allow platform and vendor components to be updated independently. First, Android needed to isolate the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), which provides an interface between device-agnostic code and device-specific hardware implementations. According to Android, HALs … continue reading

Android vitals helps developers improve app performance

Google is giving more insight into its Android vitals solution announced at Google I/O this year. Android vitals is designed to help developers find and fix bad behaviors, and improve their applications. “Poor app performance is something that many users have experienced. Think about that last time you experienced an app crashing, failing to respond, … continue reading

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Codefights Interview Practice, GitLab 9.3, Android WebView security, Windows 10 Insider Preview — SD Times news digest: June 23, 2017

CodeFights is updating its Interview Practice tool to help developers better prepare for their next job opportunity. With CodeFights, developers can practice their programming skills, learn new languages, and prepare for interviews in a community of more than 500,000 developers. The latest version of Interview Practice allows developers to join a study plan with a … continue reading

Report: Google Glass development lives on

Is Google Glass really still a thing? Apparently, it is. Google reportedly has not given up on the wearable device. Cody Toombs, software engineer and writer for Android Police, revealed his MyGlass app, the companion app to the Google Glass, recently received an update after years of silence. MyGlass is used to help users set … continue reading

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Codeanywhere acquires Codebender, CA’s microservices update, Android Market and Syncfusion’s new offering — SD Times news digest: June 21, 2017

Codeanywhere, a toolset provider for web development, announced its first acquisition this week. The company is acquiring Codebender, the Arduino playground. According to Codeanywhere, the acquisition will help accelerate its roadmap to introduce more developer tools that allow developers to develop anywhere, anytime and with anyone. “Giving Codebender a home in Codeanywhere was a no-brainer … continue reading

Android gets IoT update and support for semantic time

Android developers are getting new tools to work with as Google announces the Android Things Developer Preview 4.1, and updates to its Awareness APIs. Android Things is the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The latest Things developer preview features new hardware support and bug fixes. For hardware, the platform features support for the new … continue reading

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Google to showcase superior Android apps and games

Google wants to reward its best developers by featuring their applications on Android. The company announced Android Excellence, a new collection in the Google Play Store that will showcase apps and games. The solutions that make it into Android Excellence will have to display the best user experiences, best Android practices, best design, technical performance, … continue reading

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reCAPTCHA Android API, Hortonworks DataFlow 3.0, Blockly 1.0 — SD Times news digest: June 12, 2017

Google is releasing the first reCAPTCHA Android API for Google Play Services. The API will provide a streamlined user experience on mobile and include the latest invisible reCAPTCHA technology. Google first announced Invisible reCAPTCHA in March as a way to run risk analysis behind the scenes, allowing users to pass through the system with zero … continue reading

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Android O Developer Preview 3 released with final APIs

Google is one step closer to releasing its latest operating system, Android O. The company started rolling out the third developer preview this week with final Android O APIs, updated system images and improvements to Android Studio. “Now that the APIs are final, you can publish APK updates compiling with, and optionally targeting, API 26 … continue reading

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