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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

If you're a fan of the iPhone OS 4.0 right now, and you've tied to the developer program for Apple's mobile devices, then you can go ahead and have your say with the new mobile Operating System. iPhone OS 4.0 SDK is available right now for developers. This is the first of the Betas, so be sure to keep that in mind. And, as always, Apple suggests that you don't put this on your own, personal device, and keep it on your testing devices, because it is Beta, and bugs do happen.

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Unlocked Windows Phone 7 emulator gets video demos

Unlocked Windows Phone 7 emulator gets video demos

Having been neatly hacked in the early hours of this morning, the Windows Phone 7 emulator has been spilling its secrets ever since.  The original source code for unlocking Microsoft's smartphone SDK may have been taken down, but that hasn't stopped those who grabbed it early from shooting some video of the less public features of the platform.

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Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked for full functionality

Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked for full functionality

It only took a matter of hours after Microsoft released the Windows Phone 7 series developer toolkit for someone to rip the full smartphone build from it, and now the software has been hacked a little more.  Turns out, there's plenty more functionality in the emulator ROM than appears at first glance, it's just that Microsoft have done some work to keep certain elements hidden.  Dan Ardelean, however, has modified the BIN responsible for which features are accessible, bypassing Microsoft's lock-down.

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Apple iPad PowerVR SGX graphics confirmed

Apple have quietly confirmed that their iPad tablet is based on the same type of PowerVR SGX graphics hardware as the iPhone 3GS and current-gen iPod touch. Developers digging through the latest iPad SDK beta 3 documentation have found a paragraph comparing the iPad’s graphics capabilities to other SGX-based hardware, including OpenGL ES support.

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Apple iPhone/iPad video calling tipped in 3.2 SDK

Apple iPhone/iPad video calling tipped in 3.2 SDK

Rumors - and complaints - about the absence of video chat functionality in the iPhone and iPad aren't anything new, but seemingly fresh to the table are signs in the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK of video calling in a future hardware build.  9to5mac spotted "AcceptVideo" and "DeclineOrEndVideo" icons in the SDK, as well as hints of deeper software functionality and apps in the underlying code.

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Creative launches SDK for X-Fi 2, free for developers

Creative launches SDK for X-Fi 2, free for developers

In an obvious effort to challenge the rapidly growing app stores of competitors (okay, Apple), Creative has released a SDK for the Creative Zen X-Fi 2, which they’re calling the “Application Development Kit”, or ADK, complete with simulator, coding guide, and API reference.

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iPhone SDK 3.2 beta: “Start Developing Your iPad Apps”

iPhone SDK 3.2 beta: “Start Developing Your iPad Apps”

iPhone SDK 3.2 includes a bevy of iPad developer tools, and has just been updated to beta 2 release.

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Next iPhone codename revealed in newest SDK

Next iPhone codename revealed in newest SDK

With iPad buzz out and about, those worried that Apple might be slacking on building its other product (yes, the iPhone) may now breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.  The latest iPhone operating system 3.2 SDK reveals that the next iPhone is currently in the works, specifically, the codename of the new iPhone, the “N89”.

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Android 2.1 SDK Released

Android 2.1 SDK Released

The Android 2.1 SDK is now finally available, being the first official SDK to actually be released after the availability of a phone running it (the Nexus One).  Note to users:   "Android 2.1 does not add significant user features, see the Android 2.0 Platform Highlights document for the latest user features."

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Samsung bada: do we need a new smartphone OS? [Video]

Samsung bada: do we need a new smartphone OS? [Video]

As promised, Samsung have unveiled their new smartphone platform, bada, and SlashGear were at the London event this morning.  It's important to note that bada seems at a relatively early stage; the first handset running the platform won't go on sale until sometime in the first half of 2010, and Samsung didn't have any prototype phones for us to look at.  They did, however, outline some of their thinking behind bada, and show a demo video of the conceptual UI which you can see after the cut.

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Intel Atom Dev Program SDK released; paid-app validation process open

Intel have released the beta of their Atom Developer Program Software Development Kit (SDK), last discussed back in September, to allow Windows and Moblin developers to create (or port) applications and potentially monetize them with distribution on upcoming Atom-based netbooks. Software must be validated and approved by Intel, and paid-for apps are expected to be released in 2010.

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Qt 4.6 with multitouch released plus second Maemo 5 tech preview [Video]

Qt 4.6 with multitouch released plus second Maemo 5 tech preview [Video]

Nokia have pushed Qt 4.6 out of the door, complete with support for multitouch and gestures, a new Animation Framework, and a new OpenGL paint engine.  The app and UI framework also gains compatibility with a broader range of platforms, including Windows 7, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Symbian and Maemo 6.  Meanwhile Maemo 5 support continues to develop, with Nokia releasing a second technology preview today.

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