As you probably know, the next major build of Android , just labeled Android N for now, is already in developer preview stage . What this means is that it's somewhat stable enough, and has a good chunk of its new features implemented, to be made available for developers to download, test, and get their apps ready for when the upgrade become official. With Android being the open system that it is, however, there's nothing stopping any Nexus (6 and above) owner out there from downloading the Android N Developer Preview for themselves, and a lot of fans do just that, as they are craving a taste of the new features. Now, for the first time ever, an Android Developer Preview has been made available for a non-Nexus smartphone. It seems Sony has worked in partnership with Google and made a build available for the Sony Xperia Z3 (variants D6603 and D6653). And, thanks to the Xperia Companion PC software, installing it is a pretty simple task. Just remember to back up all your data, … [Read more...] about For the first time ever Android Developer Preview available for a non-Nexus device: Xperia Z3 owners can try N now!
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In a preliminary release of statistics from AdDuplex, it looks as though the developer community (in name only) for Windows Phone has grown exponentially. Based on a sneak peak of numbers from the ad processing service, the install base of Windows Phone 8.1 is already over 3%. That is astonishing when you consider that the developer preview has only been available for a little over a week.Microsoft has made it silly-easy for Windows Phone enthusiasts to get connected with the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1. It is literally as simple as signing in with your Windows ID on Microsoft’s App Studio and registering as a “developer.”If the conservative Windows Phone user base estimate of 50 million users is accurate (we think it is higher), then 3.1% would equate to about 1.55 million Windows Phone 8.1 installations. Since Windows Phone has closer to a couple hundred thousand “real” developers, it gives a nice gauge of how enthusiastic the Windows … [Read more...] about Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview likely has well over 1 million installations
A tweet sent by Cortana's program manager, Marcus Ash, reveals that inside of two weeks, a developer preview for Cortana will be available. Keep in mind that the only Windows Phone 8.1 users in the U.K. that will be able to see and use Cortana, will be those who registered as developers with Microsoft. For the rest of you, the personal assistant will be unavailable for now, unless a hack is devised, of course.Right now, only those in the U.S. with Windows Phone 8.1 are able to use Cortana. In his conversations on Twitter, program manager Ash said that while developing Cortana, Microsoft learned a lot about scaling; that is certainly one of the issues that the company would have to face when rolling out a project as ambitious as a virtual personal manager, to a large number of countries world-wide.No word from Microsoft yet, as to when non-developers in the U.K. will be able to access Cortana.source: @marcusash via GSMArena … [Read more...] about Cortana Developer Preview comes to the U.K. for Windows Phone 8.1 in less than two weeks
0. phoneArena posted on 20 Jul 2014, 13:27 A tweet sent by Cortana's program manager, Marcus Ash, reveals that inside of two weeks, a developer preview for Cortana will be available. Keep in mind that the only Windows Phone 8.1 users in the U.K. that will be able to see and use Cortana, will be those who registered as developers with Microsoft. For the rest of you, the personal assistant will be unavailable, unless a hack is devised, of course... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 20 Jul 2014, 13:56 0 1. rihel_95 (Posts: 304; Member since: 21 Mar 2012) after uk, cortana is xpected in china. hope india is left out becoz huge market posted on 20 Jul 2014, 14:50 1 2. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012) According to my personal experience, Cortana pretty much works great. Comparable to Google Now and Siri. Though I only use it for the occasional setting up of calendar invites and looking up trivial stuff. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Cortana Developer Preview comes to the U.K. for Windows Phone 8.1 in less than two weeks
The Android M Developer Preview is out and you can download and install it if you have a Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, or the Nexus Player. Currently, you cannot install the developer preview on any other device.So how do you do it?Android M Developer Preview requires you have ADB toolsLuckily, the process is very simple and straightforward, especially to those who have tried flashing a custom ROM before, but even to newbies, it will all work out easily if you follow the simple steps below. As with anything new, we recommend you don't rush to install it - the process itself takes a few minutes, but downloaded the Android M Developer Image and all the required tools (if you don't have them) takes time, so you might want to get a window of around one hour so that you can do it all calmly and even have some time to play around with Android M once you've installed.All the rest of the how to install Android M tutorial is right in the slides below, follow it and let the force be with you. How … [Read more...] about How to install Android M Developer Preview (Nexus 5, 6, 9 required)