Category: Mobile


Android 4.0

So its a few months till Android 4.0. The story thus far:

Android 4.0 Features:

-APIs for Tablets and Phones in one sdk version release

-Some minor fixes to OpenGL for gaming

-Refinement of RTS/SIP support introduced in 3.1

-ADT 12 or 13 with support for an sdk installer and source jars support via adt-addons project contributions.

-New version of Webkit.

-Expansion of the UI elements animation APIs introduced with 3.0

-Full C2D release into public promoted form private beta

-Possible FB integration into full android as a message stack(oh and you wanted an android FB device? Well this was FB’s idea negotiate with Google to make it happen :)..its probable and I probably beat TechCrunch to the punch by this little one sentence.)

These are guesses, however most of them are close to what will be in Android 4.0 but some of this could wrong and you should think for yourself.

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Before I transitioned the blog from mobilebytes.wrodpress.com to fredgrott.wordpress.com I was asked by Dzone to to become MVB for the Mobile zone based on my android posts and writings. first, let me give you a back story on the Mobile Zone at Dzone.

Back when JavaMe was in its climb(as opposed to now) several Dzone members had been pestering Rick to start a Mobile zone at javalobby. I was one of the ones he turned to attempt something but at that time we could never get a good set of sponsors to make a go-of-it.  Seems to me that it might be a little late in asking me now after android has started its upward climb given that the Mobile zone has been in existence for years.

Do not get me wrong, I know why Dzone might be asking. Currently there is a JavaME developer attrition rate as they wake up and switch to a different mobile platform. often that switch is either to Android or iPhone.

Plus, there are other things with Microsoft Florian Mueller running around trying to instill the theme of FOSS Patents in Android I really do not want my content at a site that runs WP7 ads from Microsoft. A reward of links to very MVB? really? Considering that I can build this blog up to 500k views I think maybe I already know how to somewhat accomplish that without help, thank you.

Open sourced java, Oracle be damned! Microsoft be damned!