With the launch of iPhone OS 4.0 beta, there were 1500 new APIs added to the SDK as Apple CEO Steve Jobs claimed. But something even more radical and important changed (besides the addition of multitasking), and it’s the largest stab in the stomach a company like Adobe can take: Getting your product virtually banned from the device. The change? This: “applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer”.
What does this mean? Technically, it means that the new version of Adobe’s widely-used (that’s still not the word to describe how far it goes) Flash platform launching three days is now useless and absolutely expelled from the making of iPhone apps. If this change didn’t occur, you could port Flash games and apps directly to the iPhone, with little hassle.
The sight of a ColorWare modded iPad is the single worst sight to the human eye for an entire century. Just look at it! Actually, no you can’t, because it’s too ugly. Still, if you’re crazy enough to fork over $400 to ColorWare and ship your iPad over (or pay $910 for a new, painted 16GB model) and part with your iPad for a whole 3 weeks, you could probably have your iPad in LaptopMemo Green, except we really wouldn’t suggest you do.
First to knock off what some of the other blogs might be doing by only referencing this leak to AndroidGuys: you’re wrong. An extra source of the leak is at this “source” link. Now onto the story…
The LG LU2300 is another Android phone packing Android 2.1, a 1Ghz Snapdragon, 3.5 AMOLED 800×480 capacitive touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY, 5 megapixel camera, 720p DivX compatibility, DMB tuner, and the common GPS, 3G, and Wi-Fi. As for availability, it’s too bad that for now it’s only coming out in Korea, but anything’s possible right? Just like this could also be the LG “Aloha”, another rumored Android phone, that we have not seen, nor really heard of yet.
In the world of Android phones once again, there is one phone that is needless to say — Incredible. (And that would be the HTC Incredible, mind you). According to Android Forums member mikeydingo, a relative working in the landline-based service of Big Red asked a Verizon Wireless director about the launch date of the Incredible. After “some research” the release date was revealed to be April 29th, while the director’s response was “with a smirk”.
In the meantime, the official user manual has been also been leaked in full, complete with an outline of the Incredible’s body casing. And that’s the end of this post. This is Stef reporting, out.
So, Blackberry folk, what have say you of iPhone OS 4.0? Fear? Perfect, that’s exactly how you should feel. On the other hand, the nice side of this little gadget blogger is appearing again, so I’ll be nice to you RIM fans.
Starting at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern, RIM will begin rolling out its official Twitter app for Blackberry (still in beta). Even though it’s probably not on the same rank as UberTwitter, this is the closest “Blackberry-like” app you can find, or at least will find, in the Test Center inside of Blackberry App World. Oh, and you can find it at the Blackberry Beta Zone, too.
iPhone OS 4.0 has made its debut today with Steve Jobs as your presenter at the Apple Headquarters. Main new features of the new OS are — wait for it — multitasking, global Mail inbox, iAd, Enterprise features, and the GameCenter, all coming to iPhone owners this summer (more on that after the jump), while iPad owners should expect it this fall. Let’s go over what was announced in a pretty well-ordered list:
The little green robot isn’t keen on staying so little anymore. Much like the amount of traffic coming to this site, the amount of apps have increased for the month of March at the Android Market, as recorded by Android Market monitor site AndroidLib. By how far of a percent? Well, 68% over February’s 5,532 apps uploaded is the percentage increase, and a 58.5% boost is the number that March added to the total amount of apps available as a whole (27,000+). So that makes it 9,330 new apps (paid and free) added to the Android Market last month. And now that we are finished with our math session, your iPhone OS 4.0 programming will resume shortly.
In anticipation of the EVO 4G’s launch, more intel on what the EVO 4G will cost you and what’s the release date have come to light. To break it down easily for ya: The EVO 4G might be released on June 6th or the 13th; 4G hotspot connectivity up to 8 other devices could cost as much as $40 or be as low as $10.
There’s also some confusion as to whether or not this add-on would be for the hotspot service, or for actual 4G. in that case, every EVo 4G would come with 3G, but as far as I know, 4G could possibly make it into the final package — no add-ons or add-offs. So who’s up for some 4G speeds on their Overdrive-like EVO 4G come June?
A quickie news post for you folks on-the-go out there. Verizon Wireless, everybody’s favorite carrier (…) has just let a flyer seen in an email supposedly on a Windows XP-based PC get leaked out onto the interwebs. The form claims that new devices are coming “really soon”. Our bet is that it’s the HTC Incredible, Project Pink phones, Nexus One, and the Blackberry 9650 (and still that’s only 5 phones). Or we could just wait for it to happen?