Tagged: SDK

Android 6.0 will officially be called “Marshmallow” Google confirms

Android 6.0 OS is going be called Marshmallow

Android 6.0 OS is going be called Marshmallow

Information on Google’s next operating system for mobile devices was building up in the last few months, and finally Android M has an official name. Google has announced that the next Android 6.0 operating system is going to be called as Android Marshmallow, laying all speculations about Android Milkshake to rest. The final version of this OS is nearing completion and as a result 6.0 SDK final Developer Preview update is now available to developers (SDK Manager in Android Studio) for coming up with API level 23 apps.
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Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 announced for pre-order

Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED E1 augmented reality glasses

Smart glasses with low energy consumption monochrome display

After the launch of prototype Sony SmartEyeglass SDK in September 2014, all eyes were set as to when Sony would release the developers’ version. Good news has arrived as Sony has announced The SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 augmented reality glasses which developers can explore. These HUD glasses can be combined with SmartEyeglass sensors, camera and smartphone features for a very unique hands-free experience.
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Sony SmartEyeglass SDK released, Google Glass better watch-out!

Sony SmartEyeglass wearable

Google Glass has had many competitors along the way of its development and the final product reveal too. Now, Google Glass is going to have even stiffer competition from renowned manufacturer like Sony, as they have announced SDK Developer Preview for the SmartEyeglass transparent lens eyewear. This SDK will ensure that there are ample platforms for this wearable to work with on its final launch (scheduled early next year) as developers get enough time to make it compatible with other hardware. The wearable glasses look like 3D glasses with 3-megapixel camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, stand-alone microphone and brightness sensor.
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Jolla unveils The Other Half smart covers, along with SDK for 3D printing

Jolla's The Other Half smart covers

Back in 2010, Nokia had around 38 percent of global smartphone market share. Now the figure has plummeted to less than 4 percent. Of course, the demise already started when the Finnish company couldn’t bring out their big guns against the likes of Apple and Samsung in 2011, and even had to scrap off their own operating system development. But as periods of commercial despair has often shown, a new phoenix had emerged from the ashes of the development team. Boasting of around a 100 employees (most of them from Nokia), they call themselves the Jolla (Finnish for dinghy). And what’s more, the company had successfully launched their new smartphone, new Linux-based Sailfish OS, and are now unveiling their phone cover customization system known as The Other Half.

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Lumus DK-40 to have full augmented reality support with lens display

Lumus DK-40 dev kit

Yes, as we write, the much heralded Google Glass is still in development. And, that of course hasn’t stop its competitors to bask in the glory of the wearable HUD technology. As a matter of fact, the Lumus DK-40 has seriously notched it up on the HUD scope by touting its full augmented reality support. In other words, the DK-40′s right lens acts as a full-time display with 640 x 480 pixels resolution, as opposed to Google Glass utilizing a separate display component for showing the notifications. This sort of allows the superimposition of the image overlay on your real-world view, thus resulting in a seamless ‘reality’ experience complemented by motion sensors and camera.

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Touchless gesture controlled input is the next pinnacle of smartphones and tablets

Gesture controlled smartphone and tablet technology by elliptic labs

If you were thinking that owning a high-end touchscreen smartphone is cool then an intuitive new technology by Elliptic Labs could change your perception drastically. A touchless gesture SDK controlled (software development kit) by Elliptic Labs that uses ultrasound as the input was demonstrated at CEATEC 2013 Japan, Murata booth at Hall 2 Booth 2A72 in Tokyo from October 1-5. This new technology will make sure that less energy is required to initiate input for smartphones, tablets and other modern day gadgets with a screen and on top of that it is going to be cost-effective for manufacturing too. Everything from playing games to writing text is going to be touchless with this new innovation, in a way making your smartphone all the more smart.
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Is Sixense Hydra 2 wireless motion tracking controller on the cards?

Sixense Entertainment wireless motion tracking controller and software development kit

There is a good news for Razer Hydra gaming controller enthusiasts as Sixense Entertainment (developer of PlayStation Move controller for Portal 2) is working on developing wireless motion tracking controller and software development kit (SDK). With support for Oculus Rift and the content created for Sixense-developed Razer Hydra motion controller, this new announcement will surely bring a smile to developer’s face and not to mention the gamers. This wireless tracking development kit can be deemed as the next Hydra 2 and it provides an amazing 6 degree of freedom tracking that is capable of determining the correct position of controller and the orientation.
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