Google recently announced the new Nexus 5 and the next version of the Android operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat. It also quickly released an updated version of the Android Software Development Kit and the Android Developer Tools. With the SDK and associated tools app developers can now start to tweak their apps to take advantage of the many changes introduced by Android API level 19.
All Ouya followers will be pleased to know that the team behind the Android powered video game console has announced that software development kits will be shipped to backers by December 28th. This is great news to hear because this means that devs will finally be able to work on optimizing their games for the big screen.
It was only last week when we got an update on OUYA’s development, ensuring us that the console is still on track for a March 2013 release, and now we have exciting news again. More development kits are up for pre-order on OUYA’s website, being expected to ship as soon as January 2013.
The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with and control an Android-powered device over a USB link from a computer. It comes along with other useful tools and code bundled with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). The ADB program includes three components: A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients. A server, which runs as a background process on your development machine. The server…