Samsung looks to Vulkan API for increased battery life
Microsoft and Samsung offer platform support for React Native
Facebook speeds-up Android software with ReDex
Google reportedly preparing Swift escape from Java
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Google has been caught-up in fierce court battles with Oracle over the company’s use of Java for their Android operating system, and could be looking to Apple’s new programming language, Swift, as the replacement if litigation matters continue.
Switching from Java to Swift as the platform’s first-class language will require a complete re-build of Android, so...
Qualcomm snaps-up VR with dedicated SDK
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is the processor standard for this year's flagship devices, which is little surprise when you look at its astounding benchmarks. However, incredible performance is wasted if there's no practical applications for it.
The rise of virtual reality has supplied Qualcomm...
Android shifts from OS to framework – how 'N' will reduce fragmentation
Research: Insights on the State of App Developers 2016
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The mobile revolution and the surge in smartphone usage is driving the market for mobile applications while mobile app development is a prospering industry which continues to expand. The growth in consumer demand for mobile apps and the increase in time spent on the apps is encouraging for both aspiring and seasoned developers to innovate across mobile devices.
Opinion: Don’t bother with native code
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There’s always been something of a philosophical discussion over the efficiency of developing native apps. The argument follows that native apps give you access to a platform’s full functionality helping you to manipulate built-in capabilities to create sophisticated applications. Conversely, there is a popular conception...
Google launches Android Studio 2.0 beta – features multi-touch, better app indexing
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Ahead of the upcoming final release, Google has released the next major version of its Android Studio IDE for developers to put through its paces and help to eliminate any lingering bugs ahead of its full debut. Available in the Beta release channel, Google says this version of Android Studio 2.0 "is near stable release quality and should be...