Last Updated: July 2nd, 2012
Google just announced a new, completely revamped developer console that should replace the current app publishing system in the near future. The private beta sign-up link will show up in developers' consoles soon, followed by a global rollout sometime after that.
The new console is very clean and addresses numerous issues with the current generation interface. Some highlights include:
- A separated interface for updating various pieces of metadata and uploading APKs - rather than having to do them all at once, you will be able to update them one by one.
- When you upload updated APKs, you will now be able to see how they compare to the versions that are being updated, and how the new version will affect device compatibility (see slides below).
Last Updated: May 31st, 2012
Update: You can download the latest beta build 1.8.4 from here.
At the Galaxy S III launch event, it was revealed that the device would ship with an exclusive build of Flipboard, a fancy news reader that is wildly popular over on iOS. Not long after that, the apk was pull from the Galaxy S III ROM leak. Our own John Thompson took it for a spin and came away impressed.
But the big question was: when will we officially see Flipboard become available for more than a solitary device? We [kind-of] have an answer to that now: soon.