In order to be a great application developer, do you need to understand the stacks and orchestration? David Ward, CTO of Engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., argued that is not the goal. The underlying infrastructure is very complex, and if exposed to too much of it, an application developer may not write applications. Exposing that infrastructure is not the goal at Cisco Systems.
Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat. The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that users could submit suggestions for the name online.
This year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is going to be EPIC. And that is very good news for long-standing fans of the phablet line, because last year Samsung really dropped the ball and did not bring the Galaxy Note 5 to the UK. Instead it pushed the Galaxy S6 EDGE+ — a bigger, more expensive version of the Galaxy S6. This initiative didn’t go down well at all. In fact, it was kind of a PR disaster for Samsung, who, at the time, wasn’t having the best of luck anyway.
A new Android smartphone is making waves for being half the price but full of features. Rich Demuro has his review of the OnePlus 3 in today's Tech Report. Up until now, you probably haven't heard of the brand OnePlus - so far they've built two smartphones but you needed an invite to buy one. Third time is a charm. Rich describes the phone as beautiful with plenty of features but the price is what you'll really love -- $400 unlocked is the official price tag. The OnePlus aims to be the Apple iPhone of Android -- one phone each year with improvements to make it better.