Google apps, and implementing design standards moving forward. A unified approach to design leads to easier utility, and a better enjoyment of apps.
Developers can now get unlocked boot loaders without voiding the warranty on their Developer Edition devices. It might be the most significant, supportive change to policy we’ve ever seen for the Android platform.
Android 4.4 may be coming to Developers with some curious strings attached. According to a few reports, Android is free to use, but Chrome now requires licensing. The software ships without Chrome for those who haven’t yet licensed it from Google, leaving them to find their own browser, or create one from near scratch.
Amazon is most popular for being an online retailer, but software developers, system administrators, and geeks also know the company for providing cloud infrastructure and services. With its new Amazon AppStream, Amazon now wants these people, particularly mobile app developers, to leverage is Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to solve one of the biggest problems plaguing Android devices: hardware fragmentation.
Pebble began teasing some updates earlier in the week. Basically, they announced an event that is scheduled to take place at 10AM PST on November 6th. And while that event is just getting underway, it looks like the bigger side here is going to be for iOS users. The folks at Pebble have said the smartwatch is now fully integrated with iOS 7 and that it works "seamlessly" with Notification Center. But along with the iOS 7 news, Pebble has also shared some numbers and some details on version 2.0 of the SDK.
The sign-up page is currently a sparse “create an account” destination, but the reach is promising.
Samsung is getting ready to offer a Developer Edition Galaxy Note 3 with Verizon Wireless compatibility. The handset was initially discovered by xda user oneandroidnut when he visited the Samsung support pages to register his non-Developer Edition Note 3. And well, a little further digging on the Samsung site revealed the teaser page, which simply lists the handset as coming soon.
Motorola finally announced developer editions of the Moto X this morning, including one for Verizon, but that isn't all they had in store for you developers and hackers. Just revealed as well is the Motorola DROID MAXX (Verizon) Developer Edition for the crazy high price of just $649.99 which will get you an unlocked bootloader.