The last month has been quite a whirlwind for the HTCdev team. Just a few weeks ago we attended the Windows Phone Developer Summit in San Francisco, and last week we were back in the city by the bay; this time for Google I/O.
Google’s biggest developer event, Google I/O is where they showcase their latest technologies and announce any new products. Among the developers attending, Android has always been, perhaps, the most popular topic. This year was no different, with the opening keynote announcing Android 4.1, nicknamed Jelly Bean.
Google I/O is always a great time for meeting and networking. From the after-hours party with our friends from Sphero (creators of everyone’s favorite Android-controlled robot ball) to meeting up with several developers from HTC elevate, we had plenty of time to talk about the news of the event and what it means for HTC and developers worldwide.
The HTCdev team is extremely excited about Jelly Bean and the new additions that have been added to Android’s SDK. The advancements made by Android over the last few years, since the 2008 launch of the first Android smartphone, the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1), have been tremendous.
And we’re continuing to see Android evolve and mature. When new advancements come to Android, we’re hard at work, continuing to deliver updates and new APIs to the HTC OpenSense SDK designed to improve the overall experience for Android developers creating apps that run great on HTC’s platform.
How about you? After seeing everything announced at Google I/O, which of the new features of Jelly Bean are you most excited about and why?