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Android M Developer preview now available for selected Sony devices

It may still be a year off before it will be released for "public consumption", but it's never too early for developers to already start experimenting and creating with the upcoming Android M build. Sony announced that the Android M Developer preview is now available for several smartphones and tablets. They are only the first non-Nexus OEM to announce that they are opening up the preview for developers and this may very well a preview of which devices will be upgraded to Android M by the time it comes out.

Office for Android smartphones now on Preview mode

The more mobile we become, the more we ask from our smartphones and tablets. The more our devices bring us more features, the more freedom we have to go wherever we want and yet still be connected. Such is the digital nomad lifestyle of today. Microsoft is still a huge part of our school and corporate lives, and they are now doing all they can so we can bring them on our mobile gadgets and not just get stuck in the office or school. The latest update is that Office for Android smartphones is now available on Preview mode.

Android TV ADT-1 dev kits start shipping to developers

To prepare the new Android sub-platform for its first actual launch later this year, Google has started sending the ADT-1 Android TV preview kit to would-be app developers. This will hopefully ensure that by the time Android finally makes its way to the living room, there won't be a dearth of apps, games and content that could steal the thunder from this new device category.

5 Things to Love and Hate in the Android L Dev Preview

It's been a little more than a month since Google let the cat out of the bag and gave out the developer preview of Android L for developers to test and curious but daring onlookers to try. While the preview wasn't made for end users to enjoy, it does bare a few markings of what awaits us in the next Android release. So what have we liked so far and what do we hope Google will get to fix before that expected day?

No new Android L preview images will be coming

Perhaps you are a developer eager to get the next blockbuster app or game completely ready for Android L. Or maybe you're a power user testing the waters of the next Android release. Whether or not you fall into either of these categories, if you've been waiting for an announcement for an Android L Developer Preview version 2.0, don't hold your breath. A Google developer has practically confirmed what you probably didn't want to hear: no updated images are planned for the pipeline.

Paranoid Android teases Recents redesign in 4.5 Alpha 1

If you thought that Paranoid Android would be taking a break after unleashing version 4.4 to its fans, then you have another thing coming. PA developers seem to have an itch they just can't get rid of and have announced two, yes, not one but two, releases. While 4.43 is practically a maintenance release, Paranoid Android 4.5 Alpha 1 contains a preview of the revamped Recents that the team teased before.

Android L Developer Preview is live, Studio IDE in Beta

As promised, Google has let out the Developer Preview of the next version of Android, still dubbed as "Android L", for programmers, enthusiasts, and curious cats to play with. This preview includes both the SDK tools and emulator images for testing Android L on your desktop as well as actual system images you can install, with great care, on a Nexus 5 or 7.
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