PayPal has announced the availability of a new Android SDK. This release is aimed at developers and PayPal notes that it will be able to offer "everything a developer needs to accept both PayPal and credit card payments." On the flip side though, while the release of the SDK is for developers, it should also serve to improve the payment process for a user looking to pay through PayPal. While there isn't any timeline as to when this will show up in apps, the SDK will be available beginning on May 15th.
Play Store. This time around the update is dealing with app reviews and it is one that should help to improve communication between the developer and the end-user. The level of communication will likely vary from app to app and developer to developer, however moving forward, developers will be able to directly reply to Play Store user reviews.
Facebook's latest features. Most notably, the Chat Heads messenger system. Many love the feature, but don't want to use Facebook. That's where Paranoid Android comes into play. We detailed this earlier today, and now have a video of their awesome new feature in action.
Samsung has just dropped the kernel source code for their brand new and still unavailable flagship GALAXY S 4 smartphone. Get read for all that Samsung "S" stuff and more. As usual Samsung has dropped the links on their open source page, and they are now available for all.
HTC has begun releasing source code for the One smartphone. The one catch as of now is that the source code has only been made available for select variants of the HTC One. Specifically, HTC has released source code for the Vodafone UK and Vodafone France variants of the One. The code is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the files measure in at a bit under 100MB in size.
Google has officially opened registration for the 2013 event. The tickets are available at this very moment, however that is likely to change rather quick. The Google I/O events have been selling out quicker and quicker each and every year and with some of the excitement already in place -- we expect this to be a similar situation this year. Those looking to purchase a ticket will need to be quick, and also be willing to part with a fairly decent amount of money.
Google I/O of course. As a friendly little PSA we wanted to remind you all that registration for this years show starts tomorrow, promptly at 7AM PDT. You better be quick too!
we reported on a Google hackathon event where developers would be getting their first chance to try out and enjoy the upcoming Project Glass. Google made no secret about it, but we quickly learned everyone would be tied to a strict agreement and couldn't share any details from the exciting event. Well, now Google's sharing details themselves.
Project Glass. A few weeks back we mentioned Google was holding a "Glass Foundry" or hackathon for developers and media to get up close and personal with Project Glass. Now we're learning we won't be able to share any of the details with you, our readers.
"droidfood" signs urging Facebook employees to begin using Android a little while back. Perhaps more important for the average user though, the Facebook for Android app was updated yesterday. And while Facebook made the push for the end user yesterday, it looks like they are making the push for developers today.