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Android SDK engineer Chet Haase to give keynote at Droidcon London 2014

Android SDK engineer Chet Haase to give keynote at Droidcon London 2014

Meant to flag this one last week – there are further details on the Droidcon London 2014 speaker line up.

Android SDK engineer Chet Haase – you may have seen him on the “DevBytes” YouTube series – will deliver the keynote at the event, on October 30. He will be exploring what’s…

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Google fleshes out Fit with preview SDK

Google fleshes out Fit with preview SDK

Google Fit was announced at the company’s I/O event back in June as part of the wearables theme. Well, Google has now fleshed out its vision for supporting fitness apps with a preview SDK available to developers…

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Microchip releases Android-friendly Bluetooth starter kit

Microchip releases Android-friendly Bluetooth starter kit

Microchip has announced a PIC32 Bluetooth starter kit, writes Steve Bush, which includes a microcontroller, Bluetooth radio, leds, accelerometers, a temperature sensor, and push buttons.

On board, a PIC32MX270F256D runs at 83DMips with 256kbyte flash and 64kbyte RAM, and includes USB, I2S/SPI, capacitive touch sensing and an 8bit parallel…

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Microsoft enters Sharks Cove for Intel-based driver development

Microsoft enters Sharks Cove for Intel-based driver development

Should flag this one for the record. Microsoft, and Intel and CircuitCo, have announced (for pre-order) Sharks Cove, a Windows-compatible devboard for developers to build and test drivers. See DevBoard Watch: Microsoft swims into Sharks Cove with Windows dev board.

Why mention it on an Android blog? The…

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Simpified sign-in rolls out with Chrome beta

Simpified sign-in rolls out with Chrome beta

Simplified sign-in is now being rolled out with the latest version of Google’s browser app, writes Google.

When you are signed into the latest Chrome beta for Android, you won’t need to sign in again on other Google websites, such as Gmail, Maps, Calendar or the search…

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