Kyocera Introduces Android Developer Program
As Android (News - Alert) devices and programs are continually gaining popularity and success in the daily life of people, Kyocera Communications, a developer, producer, and distributer of telecommunications equipment will introduce its Kyocera (News - Alert) Android Developer Program at the CTIA Wireless 2011 trade show.
According to a press release, this developer program is available at www.echobykyocera.com/developers and it incorporates a software development kit (SDK) and additional materials to support the creation of Android applications optimized for Echo’s dual-touchscreen platform.
Yasuhiro Ohishi, vice president of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications said that Kyocera Echo’s unique design gives third-party developers a new opportunity to enhance and showcase the full functionality of the company’s applications, without being restricted by screen space and Echo supports virtually all applications available from Android Market, “yet we’re excited to see so many developers embracing the new format and optimizing existing and new applications for the dual displays.”
The company has derived strong support from many well-known members of the Android developer community. This program has enabled the developers to design applications and features spanning across multiple popular categories including gaming, social networking, location-based services (LBS), mobile entertainment and productivity.
Kyocera Echo, equipped with cutting edge hardware and optimized software, provides 4-in-1 versatility to maximize the Android experience. This device operates in Single-Screen Mode for full smartphone functionality; Simul-Task Mode allows for two of the phone’s seven core apps (messaging, email, Web browsing, phone, gallery, contacts and VueQue) to run concurrently but independently on the dual displays; Optimized Modelets both displays support a single, optimized app with complementary functionality and enhanced usability; and Tablet Mode expands an application across both displays for a full 4.7-inch viewing area (diagonally).
The Kyocera Echo gives consumers instant access to the award-winning The Sims3 from Electronic Arts. Kyocera Echo’s dual touchscreens allows maximum posting, sharing and tweeting space. The device, preloaded with the Jibe 2.0 Social Messenger app to simplify mobile conversations and facilitate sharing across multiple social media networks including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google Talk, YouTube (News - Alert), Flickr and Picasa.
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Edited by Janice McDuffee