Along with the preview SDK, Google also announced the upcoming features that we’ll be seeing in the Android 3.0 platform. It introduces many new and exciting features for both, users and developers.
Here is a glimpse of some of the new features and technologies that are being offered in the latest Android 3.0 Preview SDK.
Android 3.0 Features Preview for Users
New UI, Designed for Tablets: The new UI brings fresh paradigms for interaction, navigation, and customization and makes them available to all applications — even those built for earlier versions of the platform. Applications written [...]
It was reported earlier that Apple will bring 90 seconds preview to iTunes which is live now for US users.
Right this is not clear, that what regions of the world will get access to 90 seconds iTunes preview as UK version is still on 30 seconds iTunes song preview.
Opera has released Opera 11 beta to general public for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. According to Opera:
“Opera 11 beta is a test version that gives you a preview of the great things to come in our next major release. It is recommended that you back up your current Opera installation before installing this version.”
Download Opera 11 for Windows
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Microsoft has released Internet Explorer Platform Preview 9 which is available now for download.
According to IE Team blog post:
Apple has sent out the notice to music company’s executives about the change for the iTunes preview which is extended to 90 seconds for the songs with at least 2 minutes 30 seconds duration whereas the 30 second preview is still the same for the shorter songs.
Now, for example if any of music label does not agree with Apple’s new terms for iTunes preview then simply Apple will remove their stuff from iTunes.
Right now no date is specified for 90 seconds song iTunes preview.
Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 which is available for download now. Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 includes improvements as compare to the previous version of IE9 Platform Preview 5.
Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 does not provide full UI for the developers who want to test the new functions of the IE9 rendering engine.
Download Internet Exporer 9 Platform Preview 6
Six weeks ago Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 was released and now Internet Explorer Platform Preview 4 is available for testing.
According to Microsoft:
We’ve received a few tips now from readers who have received their Hulu Plus preview invites. Hulu is asking for feedback, and so are we: How’s it all going for you, should you be one of the lucky few?
Microsoft has started sending out first of Windows Phone 7 devices built by Samsung and LG to developers to help them test their apps on actual handsets rather than emulators. However it is to be noted that these devices are for testing purposes only, running Technical Preview version of Windows Phone 7. While these devices maybe close to production units, but they aren’t the final thing yet. Check out the videos after the break.
Unboxing Samsung Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview Unit:
Microsoft is sending out LG and Samsung developer phones loaded with the Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview. [...]