Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.

android-security

Google Play Services is rolling out OAuth 2.0 for strong security without passwords. The basic idea is to streamline the user experience and ditch that irritating sign in. Developers who implement OAuth 2.0 will be able to enable their apps or games to authenticate your device through your Google account. So, in effect you’ll enter your password for Google once and that will be it.

deploygate

DeployGate may be the best thing to come along in a while, especially for developers, who have enough struggles keeping Github and Sourceforge projects up and running. Android shines again, as DG is a real-time, OTA service that lets any amount of beta testers try out apps in development phase and DG, in turn, monitors performance.

samsung Galaxy-Note-2-mock-up

A few days ago we told you that Samsung has already scheduled a special Unlocked event for August 30 in Berlin, Germany – a day ahead of IFA 2012 – where the... company is expected to unveil it’s next-gen phablet, the Galaxy Note 2.

Galaxy Note 2 rumors are flying left and right, with the South Korean Android manufacturer said to be interested in la...

google-io-live-android-sessions-youtube

In addition to posting the full changelog for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google went one step further and released no less than 28 Google I/O Android sessions videos,... which are now available on YouTube.

Google I/O sold out in a matter of minutes this year (20, to be more precise), and there must have been plenty of Android developers that didn’t get a chanc...

Android-Devs-portal

Following the back-to-back mayhem of Apple’s and Microsoft’s big announcements this month, which have brought some interesting surprises, we look forward to see what Google will share on... its I/O conference on June 27 – 29. Aside from the hardware giveaways, some of the things on our wish list include the official unveiling of Android 4.1 Jellybean and that super affordable Nexus...