Google has introduced an IDE (integrated developer environment) aimed at easing development of Android apps. Android Studio made its debut Wednesday at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Android developers could use the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in for the Eclipse IDE, but Android Studio will be the first dedicated IDE for the mobile OS. Google built...
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Nearly three dozen computer scientists have signed off on a court brief opposing Oracle's effort to copyright its Java APIs, a move they say would hold back the computer industry and deny affordable technology to end users. The group, which includes prominent names such as MS-DOS author Tim Paterson and ARPANET developer Larry Roberts, signed the amicus brief in support of...
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Google plans to unveil Android 4.3, an updated version of its popular mobile operating system, at the Google I/O conference on Wednesday. The news won’t come as much of a surprise to those who follow the mobile industry closely, since rumors to that effect have been swirling for weeks. Android 4.3 is now confirmed, however, as a Google search result discovered by Verge...
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Google I/O 2013 is less than a month away and if history is any indication, we are in for a new version of Android. But those waiting for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie just might be in for a bit of disappointment. According to some damning evidence from Android Police, Google is working on the next version of Android, but it's Android 4.3, not 5.0. Also, the build number is...
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Is there still a fragmenation issue with Android? Not so much based on the lastest figures from Google. Thank phone upgrades in conjunction with the smart Android strategy shown off at Google I/O.
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Plus Ballmer on Surface, China's hacking jobsearch in 2004, BBC's linked data, Java updated, and moreA burst of 12 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSamsung devices crash after multiple uses of clipboard >> SAMSUNG DevelopersPlease pass this information on to the appropriate development team.Samsung devices running TouchWiz and Android 3.0 or...
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Google has sued British Telecom in the latest escalation of an acrimonious war over patents. The search giant launched the counter lawsuit against BT and Ipanema Technologies in California. It has also launched a separate lawsuit against BT in a UK court, but the details have not been released. The Californian suit relates to four patents for conferencing services and...
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Google+ stepped up as the hub of Google’s “context ecosystem” at I/O last week, with 41 new features now being joined by an updated Android app to take advantage of them. Google+ for Android 4.0 arguably makes its biggest advances in how photos are handled, tapping into the new auto-highlight and auto-enhance functionality which can ...
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Google Keyboard is Google's new keyboard replacement app that's very similar to Swype or SwiftKey. It's live in the Google Play store now. Here's what it does: It lets you use gestures to type, meaning you can continuously slide across letters to make a word and just lift your finger to make a space. It also autocorrects your errors, predicts words, and lets you tap the...
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Today we’ve just officially kicked off Google I/O, and to start things off Google’s own Sundar Pichai is on the stage talking about the past, the future, personal computing and more. And right out of the gate we’re already getting to the good stuff. Talking Android, Chrome, numbers and of course Android. Today Google is ...
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