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Xperia Play game developers get training videos in HD

Sony-Ericsson announced on their blog this week that game developers hoping to get the inside track on developing games for the Xperia Play need look no further than design3 for all  their training needs.  design3 will be offering streaming videos in HD which will train gaming developers and will take them from concept to delivery in the fastest possible time.  The design3 portal will make stream all training videos in HD for a $20 a month subscription.  And developers will have access to 3D tools, game engines, and middlewares with everything that's necessary to create games at design3's Training Center.  But they have one word of advise .. UNITY. design3 suggests that game developers start with the Unity engine, which makes getting a game on the Xperia easy thanks to support for JavaScript, C#, and a Python's "Boo" flavor.  And yes, design3 also has several tutorial videos for Unity as well, enabling game developers to hit the ground running.   design3 will also take budding new developers through how to create an Android developer account, install the SDK and set up your mobile device for testing of development builds. Once developers have a game ready to go, Sony Ericsson's Union Initiative will help with distribution as well. Once new game developers have a grasp of Unity and game basics, they can learn about more challenging skills such as multi-touch and accelerometer input, scripting, and even working with the Xperia Play's API. So if devs are looking for a way to get their games Playstation certified, this is certainly a good place to start. [via Sony Ericsson Development Blog]

Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK finalized

Google has released the final Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK, complete with finalized APIs, on the eve of the first Honeycomb-based tablet being released. Developers now have the final set of tools to code for the Motorola XOOM and subsequent Android 3.0 slates, and the new API level is 11. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform highlights are here, and there's a breakdown of differences between APIs here. There's also an update to SDK Tools (r10) and ADT Plugin for Eclipse (10.0.0), including such niceties as improved rendering of what the final on-screen app will look like. Instructions for downloading the Android 3.0 SDK are here.

HTC Evo gets a port of the Honeycomb SDK

Look what we have here. After many said it could not be done due to some hardware requirements. It looks like those amazing developers we all love over at XDA Developers have done it again. The Honeycomb SDK has now been ported to the HTC Evo. Thanks to the nifty and good work by XDA member spyderdreams, as well as a few others this port is well on it's way. Of course it's only compiled from the Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK so it is still very much a work in progress. See our photo after the break.

Immersion unveils MOTIV Haptics dev platform for Android

Haptic feedback technology allows touchscreen devices give users more feedback so it is easier to tell when a button or control is activated. There are some phones on the market that use haptics feedback today but most devices don't. Immersion has announced a new haptics feedback development platform for Android called MOTIV.

Android 2.3.3 SDK – New NFC Capabilities

The folks at Google and Android have just revealed a short list of new NFC capabilities coming with the new system update Android 2.3.3. These updates take hold of what's quickly becoming the talk of the town as far as futuristic communication with businesses, games, and even other people goes. What NFC stands for is Near Field Communication, and it has the potential to replace credit cards and cash as currency in the USA as well as the rest of the world.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Full Preview Guide [USER FEATURES]

Hello there and welcome to your full guide and preview of Google's new Android operating system version 3.0, also called Honyecomb, also known as Android's first tablet-centric OS. The first of two main points we'll be going through here are is New User Features. The second of two points is covered in a second post - New Developer Features. We're going to break it down for you in both technical terms and layman terms so everyone can have a crack at understanding what's going on here. Shall we begin?

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Full Preview Guide [DEVELOPER FEATURES]

Hello there and welcome to your full guide and preview of Google's new Android operating system version 3.0, also called Honyecomb, also known as Android's first tablet-centric OS. The first of two main points we'll be going through here are is New User Features. The second of two points is covered in a second post - New Developer Features. In this half of the introduction to the tablet OS we're going to assume you know a bit about developing for Android already. Hope you don't mind. Let's take a look at what you'll be dealing with in this fabulous new system.

Why Has Honeycomb Disappeared?

Folks across the web who didn't act fast enough to download the preview package for Android 3.0 Honeycomb a few days ago are apt to find a surprise when they attempt to do so today - it's gone! Where did it go? Speculation is still out to the dogs as Google's send out no response!

Android 3.0 SDK Released, Honeycomb Details Revealed

Google has gone and released a non-final preview of the official Android 3.0 SDK. This will allow developers to not only test their applications with the upcoming tablet OS, but it allow them to visually integrate their app with the operating system inheriting the new "Holographic" theme.
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