Topic: android wear

SD Times news digest: GVFS for Mac, EU to filter uploaded content, and Android security review

Microsoft has announced progress with the prototype design for Git Virtual File System (GVFS) for Mac. GVFS is the company’s project to bring Git to enterprise scale. Microsoft plans to publish all of the code for GVFS for Mac in their public repo. With GVFS for Windows, it contains patches to Git, a file system … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Webpack 4 beta, Android Wear SDK 2.2.0, and GCC 7.3 released

Webpack has announced the release of Webpack 4 beta. Webpack is a open-source JavaScript module bundler. The latest release provides a major upgrade to the previous version as the performance is greatly enhanced, according to the team. The production mode also provides different optimizations and the development mode provides a faster experience for developers. “When … continue reading

Google releases third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, pushes back release date

Google is giving developers the ability to reach more users in the upcoming version of Android Wear. The company announced Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 with access to the Google Play store. “We asked developers like you what you wanted most out of Android Wear, and you told us you wanted to make it … continue reading

Google releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2

Developers can start preparing for the upcoming release of Android Wear. Google is launching the second version of the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview in order to give developers early access and a head start on their apps. The first developer preview was released early this year at Google I/O. Since then, the company said … 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

Julia language gets $600,000 grant, Google releases API 23 SDK for Android Wear, and NASA sends robots to college—SD Times news digest: Nov. 19, 2015

The open-source programming language Julia is getting a boost from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation has announced a U.S.$600,000 grant to help bring the programming language out of beta and to version 1.0. Julia is designed to eliminate the need for researchers to use multiple programming languages to perform computational analyses and … continue reading

Android Wear comes to iOS

Android Wear is expanding its horizons and taking on the cross-platform world with the latest announcement of Android Wear for iOS. Now, iPhone users with an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.2+ can pair their iPhone to their Android Wear watch. “Dr. Seuss once said: ‘Today you are You, that is truer than true. … continue reading

The FCC’s open-source sign-language platform, Amazon drops Flash, and Google updates Android Wear—SD Times news digest: Aug. 21, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make it easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The organization recently announced it will develop an open-source video platform for users to communicate with businesses and government agencies using American Sign Language. The platform will be available for mobile and desktop operating … continue reading

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, and Project Tungsten—SD Times news digest: April 29, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can … continue reading

Amazon Machine Learning, Microsoft’s unified Windows 10 store, and Android Wear for iOS (maybe)—SD Times news digest: April 10, 2015

Amazon debuted a new Amazon Machine Learning service at the AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, allowing users to employ predictive modeling on large-scale data batches. Amazon Machine Learning supports binary classification, multiclass classification, and regression predictions on a customer’s data. Developers can also add code based on the service’s predictions to influence its … continue reading

Android’s growth is a pain in the app for developers

Although it’s become the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android is still an expanding frontier—and developers are always the first to explore it. Android grew to 81.5% of the global smartphone market share in 2014, according to the International Data Corporation, passing a billion phone shipments for the first time. In terms of actual … continue reading

Google Places API for Android and iOS, Android Wear device locator, and Atlassian’s new Snippets feature—SD Times news digest: March 20, 2015

Google has launched the Places API for Android as well as a beta program for the Places API for iOS. The release of these APIs is meant to provide developers with the ability to enhance their mobile experiences through device location signals. “People don’t think of their location in terms of coordinates on a map. … continue reading

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