Last night at Google I/O, Bluetooth scored a major victory for connected consumers when Google said it would support the Bluetooth Smart Ready platform natively in Android. This was functionality that iOS devices already have, and it should mean that Android users will get more functional apps to go with their Bluetooth-enabled devices. As someone who spends a lot of time playing with connected home and personal devices this is fabulous news.
Intel’s XDK software, which the chipmaker got through its acquisition of AppMobi, is now available under the Intel name. It lets people use Web-app tools to create software that runs on mobile devices. (Credit: Intel) Intel has released its first version of Web-based programming tools to help developers make mobile apps for Android and iOS