Qualcomm Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of it’s Augmented Reality SDK for use with Android smartphones. Available through QDevNet, Qualcomm’s online developer network, the SDK will allow such experiences as 3D gaming experiences on tabletops and interactive media experiences on product packaging and promotional items to be developed.
One of the most talked about tablets out there, even if it isn't released, is Notion Ink's Adam. It's a full-featured tablet that, on more than one occasion, has been said to be the true iPad killer. One aspect of that is the implementation of Android underneath the hood. And, even if there have been plenty of set-backs for the company, from both investors and manufacturing standpoints, the company still plans on releasing the product some time this year. With that in mind, they've even formulated a Software Developer Kit (SDK).
This one's quick -- pretty much everything's in the title, anyway. But, today Google announced that they've updated the Android 2.2 (Froyo) SDK. Actually, they announced the availability of a "new" Android 2.2 SDK, which is what they usually do for the updated version of the Software Developer Kit, but don't think it's all that new.
This year’s Computex featured a lot of exciting new things in the world of Android. QuickBoot by Ubiquitous aims to shorten the time it takes to boot up Android to a fraction of the current time. It usually takes 30 seconds of more to for Android to boot up, this video has a device that does it in 1 second.
With the upcoming release of the HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Galaxy S and Dell Streak, the need for video calling software will increase drastically. Yes, most of these devices will come with preloaded software that can handle this but this is Android and there always room for choice. Fring will be the first to offer video calling software to Android and it is capable of a lot more than just that.
Pictures emerged a short while ago of Froyo runni98ng on the Motorola droid. We already received confirmation from Motorola that the Droid would indeed receive the update to Android 2.2 but none of thought it would come this soon. Ok, this is by no means an official update running on this Droid, in fact it may not be Froyo at all.
That didn't take long at all. Probably the complete opposite, actually. But, while Google I/O is still going strong, and we're covering everything that slips out of the conference, Google and the Android Team have officially made the Android 2.2 Software Developer's Kit (SDK) available for download.
This is the first of two MID’s Sharp promised to release in Japan. The consumer edition should follow suit soon. the developers MID likely released first because Sharp wants the dev’s to make some good app and utilities before it launches to the general public.
This was a short but very interesting interview with Andy Rubin, vice president for engineering at Google, shots was dished out and a few things were kind of confirmed. Android is a well known open mobile OS and the most versatile OS of any kind. This openness is the key to Androids success, many manufacturers have adopted the platform and it is really taking off.
This would be totally cool, can you imagine playing all your games on your handset with a Bluetooth controller? Zeemote has just released an Android SDK for their JS1 controller. Most Android devices would benefit from this because it will be compatible with 1.6 and up. By the time developers integrate this remote into their games, most phones should have their update.