Developers love getting their hands on a kernel source code, primarily because it allows them to develop some great new custom ROMs with awesome features you don’t usually get as standard, as of today, the official Android 4.3 kernel files for the Galaxy S4 can be downloaded directly from Samsung’s Open Source Release Center.
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We’re still eagerly anticipating the invitations to Google’s Nexus 5 event, where we’re also expecting to see the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat. But according to whispers going around the search giant’s Launchpad developer event in Europe this week, the big event is less than a week away.
Over the past month, Koushik Dutta has showed off his phone-to-Chromesast and Dropbox-to Chromecast streaming apps, and now he’s back again to show us an adaptation he has made to CyanogenMod which allows users to stream any media app directly to Chromecast.
Last week, Koushik Dutta showed off his new phone-to-Chromecast video streaming app which will enable users to “cast” photos or videos stored locally on any Android device directly to an HD TV. And now, less than a week later he is showing off another one of his great inventions which will permit users to stream video, pictures or music from Dropbox to a Chromecast unit, in his brand new Dropbox-to-Chromecast app.
Samsung has admitted that a Korean PR agency did offer money to app developers to promote a competition on the popular developer question and answer website Stack Overflow. The electronics giant insists that this is “clearly against” its cooperate policy, and says that it cancelled the plan as soon as it was made aware of the situation.
Koushik Dutta, the developer behind ClockworkMod, is in the process of developing an app which will enable you to “cast” photos or videos stored locally on any Android device directly to your HD TV.
With Samsung and HTC launching “Google Edition” variants of their latest flagships, many expected Sony to do the same. But the Japanese company is keeping very quiet about any such plans. Thankfully, Xperia Z owners can now take matters into their own hands, thanks to an unofficial Android 4.3 Google Edition ROM.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition that runs on Verizon is now available directly from Samsung for $649.99. The Developer Edition of the S4 comes with an unlockable bootloader, meaning that you will have an open gateway into the system, which is great should hacking, rooting and using custom ROM’s be your thing.
Apple has begun charting iOS adoption figures to help developers establish the percentage of users running different versions of iOS. Google has been doing the same thing for Android developers for some time, and Apple’s chart only highlights the massive difference in fragmentation between the two platforms.
Just hours after its release on Monday, MiKandi’s new porn app for Google Glass was pulled by Google. Tits & Glass was the first adult entertainment app built for the search giant’s new wearable tech, but it’s no longer available to download from the Glassware hub.