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Final Android 8.1 Oreo Brings Oreo Go for Low-Memory Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

A month after becoming available as a developer preview, Android 8.1 Oreo 8.1 has reached its final release. In addition to what InfoQ already reported, with Oreo 8.1 comes the new Android Oreo (Go edition) configuration that is specifically targeting low-memory devices.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

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Android Architecture Components 1.0: Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel and Room

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Google has made available Android Architecture Components 1.0, a collection of libraries to design “robust, testable, and maintainable apps.” The current components are Lifecycle, LiveData, ViewModel and Room with others on the way.

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Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

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Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

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Google Releases Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 14, 2017

A few months after its introduction at Google I/O 2017, the Android Instant Apps SDK reaches version 1.1, bringing configuration APKs for binary size optimization and a new API to keep user context when transitioning to an installed app from an instant app.

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Microsoft Seems to Have Stopped Developing Windows 10 Mobile

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017

Although no official statement has been issued by the company, some later affirmations by top Microsoft executives tell us that Windows 10 Mobile development is stopped.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Apple has quietly made available arm and arm64-specific files on its GitHub XNU-darwin repository. While this may not be interesting to all developers, it still enables interesting possibilities for security researchers and others.

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Google Announces Firestore, a Document Database

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Google has announced Cloud Firestore, a document database for mobile, web and server applications.

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Apple Details Face ID Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

Apple has described how Face ID works and how it guarantees security in a new white paper.

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Swift 4 is Officially Available: What's New

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 20, 2017

Swift’s latest major release contains many changes and updates to the language and the standard library, most notably new String features, extended collections, archival and serialization, and more.

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Apple’s iPhone X Has Custom Neural Engine Processor Built In

by Charles Humble Follow 375 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

Speaking in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park yesterday Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, described some of the technology behind the facial recognition system in the newly announced iPhone X including a dedicated neural engine built into the A11 chip.

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Amazon Alexa Skill CLI and Management API to Streamline Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 11, 2017

Amazon has announced a new API and command-line tool to make it possible to create, update, test, and submit Alexa skills.

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ARCore is Google’s Second Take on Augmented Reality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

After launching Project Tango a few years ago, Google has announced a new augmented reality (AR) initiative, ARCore, which aims to bring AR to millions of Android devices.

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