Topic: android n

Google unwraps Android Nougat

Google’s newest operating system, Android Nougat, is beginning to roll out to users today. The company will start to deliver the latest operating system to Nexus devices first. Android 7.0’s source code will also be released to the Android Open Source Project. The operating system is being released with more than 250 features, including a … continue reading

Final developer preview of Android Nougat released

Android Nougat is coming. Google has released the fifth developer preview of its upcoming operating system, Android 7. This will be the last developer preview before Android Nougat begins to publicly roll out. “As we close in on the public rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to devices later this summer, today we’re releasing Developer Preview … continue reading

Microsoft announces a new protection service, Android N to avoid unforeseen crashes, and Apple makes a coding camp for kids—SD Times news digest: June 22, 2016

Microsoft is introducing a new service that combines its Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) and technology from its acquisition of Secure Islands. The Microsoft Azure Information Protection service is designed to give enterprises a new solution to protect employee identity, and to secure and manage devices, apps, and data. “Organizations must protect their data at … continue reading

The fourth Android Developer Preview, Samsung acquires Joyent, and GitHub security update—SD Times news digest: June 16, 2016

Google has announced the fourth developer preview of its upcoming operating system, Android N, and the final Android N SDK is now available. The Android N SDK aims to provide developers tools to develop and test against Android N’s official APIs. New features in Android N include multi-windows support, direct-reply notifications, and bundled notifications. With … continue reading

OSVR’s $5 million developer fund, Android N Security, and SmartDeviceLink for developers—SD Times news digest: June 13, 2016

Organizers of Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) have announced a US$5 million developer fund to encourage developers to support the OSVR ecosystem. OSVR was designed to promote an open-source ecosystem that allows VR to work across all VR hardware. The developer fund will be led by gaming hardware and software provider Razer. “We understand content developers … continue reading

Android N new notification changes, OpenAI to publish Requests for Research, and Micro Focus announces new test automation solution—SD Times news digest: June 9, 2016

Android N notifications are getting a new look to help provide a better user experience. They now have a fresh look, improved for custom views, and expanded functionality in the forms of Direct Reply. The default look and feel of notifications has changed, and now the fields around the notifications have been collapsed into a … continue reading

Android heading for major tools update

It wouldn’t be Google I/O without a healthy dose of Android news to discuss, and this year’s event, though vastly different in appearances, still contained numerous new tidbits on Android N and the future of the mobile device platform. Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Google, took the stage to discuss the company’s mobile … continue reading

Google announces Android Studio 2.1 with Android N Developer Preview support

Android developers looking to test Google’s upcoming operating system can now do so through Android Studio. Google announced an update to its integrated development environment with support for the Android N Developer Preview. With Android Studio 2.1, developers can test and validate their apps on Android N, get access to the latest versions of the … continue reading

Google.org funds projects for people with disabilities, Vulkan developer tools, and a commission to help cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: April 14, 2016

Last spring, Google.org announced Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, which was a contest for nonprofits building technology for people with disabilities. Today, more than 1,000 organizations in more than 88 countries have shared their ideas, and Google has released the list of winners that will receive US$20 million in grants. The organizations that Google is supporting … continue reading

Apple engineers may resist unlocking iPhone, Android N OTA update, and a new cryptographic system—SD Times news digest: March 18, 2016

The fight between Apple and the FBI continues, and if it comes down to Apple being forced to unlock an iPhone, the company’s engineers may not comply. The New York Times reported that some Apple engineers would rather walk than give the FBI access to an iPhone, citing it would compromise the software’s security. The … continue reading

Android N adds features for developers

As Google prepares to release Android N later this year, developers and users are beginning to dig through the changes proposed for this new version of the mobile operating system. Some of the changes in N include the inclusion of an always-on VPN, the addition of direct boot mode, and the merging of two compiler … continue reading

Google previews Android N, Let’s Encrypt gets a new name and home, and Docker Swarm outperforms Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2016

Google is giving developers an early look into its upcoming Android operating system: Android N. The company said it is giving developers the preview earlier than usual in order to give them more time to address feedback and make changes. “By releasing a ‘work in progress’ build earlier in development, we have more time to … continue reading

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