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27Oct/104

Compiling Android SDK on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

A lot of time passed since my previous post about Android platform compilation, and the build process has improved a bit since then (for sure it's a less frustrating experience now). Below is the up-to-date recipe for the SDK (master and froyo branches) build on Ubuntu 10.10. Please note, that although the sdk target is my focus (that is, the whole SDK package, including the platform, emulator and all the other tools like adb, ddms, etc.), the recipe is also perfectly useful if you want to build any part of the SDK alone, it's just necessary to use a different make target. Continue reading…

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4Oct/100

Samsung about to discontinue Symbian support

A few days ago I received an e-mail newsletter from Samsung Mobile Innovator, stating that Samsung's would discontinue its support for Symbian by the end of this year. Not a big surprise actually, as Samsung intensively promotes its own Bada platform. If you need to support Symbian-based devices, you'd better go and download whatever is available there, before they remove all the Symbian-related content...