LG has been very involved in Android ever since they became the hardware manufacturer for Google with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and if the rumors are true, the G Watch. They’ve also upped the ante with the G2 and the soon to be released G3, and today they’ve announced their new QCircle SDK for developers.
The SDK gives developers the ability to utilize features found in LG’s G2 and G3, most notably QCircle, QSlide, and QRemote:
- LG QCircle is a new folio case that lets users receive and interact with basic functions of their smartphone directly from the round QuickCircle window, without having to open the case. With the new LG QCircle SDK, developers can enhance their apps with this redefined UX, making their apps compatible and directly accessible from the QuickCircle window.
- LG QSlide Function amps up multitasking, letting users open multiple apps that can be resized and moved to float on the screen. Developers that leverage the LG Qslide Function SDK, simplify toggling between apps that can be resized into small windows that users can still see even when they run other apps.
- LG QRemote enables LG smartphones to easily become universal remote controls that are compatible with many different IR (infrared) home entertainment systems. The LG QRemote SDK provides APIs to control IR-controlled devices easily, so developers can quickly enable their apps for the connected home.
- LG QPair is a feature that provides a seamless environment between Android phones running Android 4.1 or later and LG tablets. With the QPair SDK, set for release soon, developers can create interesting apps that run over the QPair connection. For example, calls can be received, messages can be sent and SNS can be updated on one device while simultaneously being synced with other devices.
All of these new SDKs will be featured at their 2014 LG Developer Event which is scheduled for the night before Google I/O kicks off – Tuesday, June 24 from 6pm – 9pm in San Francisco. Engineers will provide more information about how developers will be able to extend their LG devices by using these new SDKs. You can register for the Developer Event here or read the full press release here.
Look for more information to come involving LG, their SDKs, and XDA-Developers._________
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