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Microsoft brings Skype to businesses’ iOS and Android apps

 Microsoft is further opening up Skype to businesses. On Thursday, the company launched its Skype for Business SDK – tools which allow iOS and Android developers to integrate Skype’s messaging, audio and voice capabilities into their own mobile applications. The idea is to allow Skype to power the communications experience ...

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Android apps can now react to your environment

 What if the apps on your phone knew where you were, what you were doing, what’s nearby, and even what the weather was like outside, and then combined this information to react intelligently to your current situation? Would that be creepy or amazing? We will soon find out, it seems. At ...

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Android N gets a low-latency VR mode

 We don’t know if Google will launch its own virtual reality headset at its I/O developer conference this year, but Android N, the next version of the company’s mobile operating system, will feature a special mode for VR apps. Read More Source link

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Google wants you to choose the final name for Android N

 You get to choose the name of Google’s next Android release. Traditionally, every Android release is named after something sweet: Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, etc. Previews are always named after the next letter in the alphabet at first (N, in the case of the latest release); Google then announces the full name ...

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Google Play installs reached 65 billion last year

 How big is the Android app ecosystem? Google gave an update on this today at its Google I/O Developer conference, when VP of Engineering Dave Burke announced 65 billion installs from Google Play over the past year. “There were 65 billion installs in the last year alone. And I’m just in constantly in ...

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