Java creator quits Google, develops robot comms

James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has quit Google after only five months at the firm, and has joined a startup that uses wireless communication technologies for data harvesting.

Orange unveils new developer interface

International carrier Orange has announced an overhaul of its own-branded application store that it said will dramatically cut the time it takes for developers to get their apps to Orange customers.

Oracle sues Google for patent infringement

US software firm Oracle has issued a lawsuit against Google, alleging that the Android operating system backed by the internet services player infringes a number of patents that relate to the Oracle-owned Java software. Java was developed by Sun Microsystems, which Oracle acquired in a deal that was completed early this year.

Android gets access to Java-flavoured apps

Mobile operating system Android got access to a whole new library of pre-written applications this week, as mobile middleware developer Myriad launched a tool which it claims seamlessly converts Java MIDlets into Android applications.

Sun warms up Java on Snapdragon

US software firm Sun Microsystems has been making its presence felt in the mobile space of late, most recently announcing the porting of its Java platform to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ARM-based processor.

Apple takes 12% of mobile apps market

Application store trailblazer Apple managed to capture 12 per cent of the mobile apps market in 2008, according to figures released this week.

Sun brings Java app store to market

The app store frenzy continued this week as Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Java developer Sun Microsystems, revealed his own plans to get in on the game, on a much bigger scale.

Skype to support Android, WiMAX, Java handsets

Internet telephony champion Skype on Thursday announced support for Android handset, Java-powered phones and Intel Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). Skype lite, a thin client version of the software brings the full functionality of the VoIP application to Android and Java capable phones, but uses the voice network to connect to an internet server to complete […]

Google polishes up mobile Gmail app

Web giant Google released a new version of its Gmail, email application on Thursday, catering for BlackBerrys and Java-capable devices. As well as expanding its potential user base through support for more platforms, Gmail for mobile 2.0 is also designed to be more reliable in low signal areas and provides basic offline support for phones […]


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