Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz suggested an initial public offering might be planned for his company if it is able to continue building momentum with developers. The suggestion came during our first interview with Abovitz on Tuesday during Magic Leap’s developer conference in Los Angeles. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset started shipping a couple months ago and we expected it to win over some developers. Some developers, though, are undoubtedly waiting to see what emerges from this conference before spending $2,300 on one of the gadgets. Abovitz said the company would discuss a new “Magicverse” technology stack during the October 10 keynote which should extend the company’s tools so that phones, tablets and even VR headsets might be able to see into worlds created with Magic Leap technology. “We don’t like the idea of a completely closed ecosystem. You should be able to build something and be able to inter-operate with a phone, … [Read more...] about Magic Leap CEO: ‘We can be a public company’ if developers support us
Google announced a brand-new version of its Android TV developer hardware platform at I/O today. The ADT-2, sequel to the ADT-1, is being given out to attendees of the conference in Mountain View (they'll ship at a later date). The ADT-2 takes on a Chromecast-like dongle form factor, and was first outed in an FCC certification listing around a month ago. The ADT-2 will not be sold to consumers. Speaking to Googlers on the Android TV team in a briefing ahead of the show, we learned that the ADT-2 is intended to provide developers a "typical" Android TV experience in terms of hardware capability. It's equipped with an AMLogic 905X chipset, the same one used in the 2017 Amazon Fire TV 4K dongle, so it's one with a lot of developer support. It's also the same chip in the Xiaomi Mi Box, which has often been derided for poor performance, but Google says it believes this hardware will provide a good experience on Android P. It does support 4K60 and HDR, so it's a fairly capable - if cheap - … [Read more...] about Google’s new Android TV dongle for developers supports 4K, HDR
In case you didn't realize, today starts the "BlackBerry Jam Americas" conference in San Jose, CA. We're not kidding, RIM is holding a conference right now. You may be surprised to learn about this since there has been no real news about it, and many of us were surprised to find out about the event. It certainly hasn't had the buzz preceding it as have recent events from Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Motorola, or even HTC. RIM is holding this developer conference in order to try to build up some developer interest in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, which isn't expected to hit the market with its first devices until the first quarter of 2013. This conference is designed to be more like Microsoft's developer preview of Windows Phone 8, rather than a product announcement like the other events recently, but even Microsoft's developer conference got big attention (which is why we always say that you can't discount Microsoft in this game, no matter what the current market share for Windows … [Read more...] about BlackBerry Jam Americas event hopes to stir up developer support
The numbers have been studied, and all signs point to the fact that while developers still generate more revenue on iOS in the iTunes App Store than in the Google Play Store for Android devices, the gap is shrinking. We've also seen some pretty impressive new Android tablets on the market and on the way, so why aren't developers working harder to support 10" Android tablets? We've seen the vicious circle of app support a number of times: a platform has trouble gaining traction because of lesser app support, and has lesser app support because it doesn't have enough market traction. It happened early on for Android, and is something that Windows Phone is still struggling with. The strange thing is that it's also been a problem for 10" Android tablets, even though Android has definitely been gaining momentum in the market. The days of the iPad being the de facto choice for a tablet are gone . The last set of numbers showed that Apple 's once dominating lead had fallen … [Read more...] about As the revenue gap to iOS shrinks, why aren’t developers supporting Android tablets?
posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:57 5 1. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) One thing is app piracy. People sideload apps on Android and developers aren't willing to risk that chance. They make more money off iOS so the game is still quite huge. posted on 12 Nov 2012, 10:06 32 5. aahmed215 (Posts: 169; Member since: 18 Jun 2012) There is app piracy on the iPhone too. posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:25 18 29. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012) Wow Mxy, ever heard of Cydia or Installous?? its actually far worse than sideloading apps on Android. I've even used it to download LogMeIn Ignition (a $99.00 app) posted on 12 Nov 2012, 12:43 4 35. JunitoNH (Posts: 1941; Member since: 15 Feb 2012) Yes you're correct, you have to jailbreak the device. Most use Cydia to get all their black market apps. Unlike Android, you can get them, and side load them practically from anywhere. Furthermore, you need not root device to use pirated apps, so the process easier, … [Read more...] about Comments for : As the revenue gap to iOS shrinks, why aren’t developers supporting Android tablets?