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Samsung, Microsoft Refresh Smartphone Tools
By by Evan Koblentz
May 7, 2010
Mobile application developers who prefer Samsung's new Bada platform or Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 have a little more to work with this week.
There are no devices currently available for either operating system, but both could potentially be successful if Samsung or Microsoft make the right moves.
Samsung said its Bada SDK 1.0.0 beta 2 is now available, and that its 1.0.0 final release is also due this month. Features include several programming interfaces, an Eclipse-based IDE, interface builder, similar, and debugger. Notable abilities include Adobe Flash support, face recognition. Also, there will be Samsung-administered servers for hosted applicaitons.
On the Redmond front, Microsoft refreshed its Windows Phone Training Kit. This version is compatible with the Visual Studio 2010 public version and has new demonstration code for using push notifications.
The kit also includes refreshed versions of the sample Hello Phone and Navigation/Controls demonstrations.
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