This week we’re delivering not one – but three – important releases across all our product lines.
We are introducing support for new Jelly Bean APIs (API Level 16).
Deploying to Android devices is faster than ever and it will work with the new Jelly Bean Devices, including the incredibly popular Nexus 7.
It also includes many important bug fixes, and introduces Android.Graphics.Bitmap, which is backed by bitmap support in the Android NDK. For more in-depth coverage, check out the Mono for Android 4.2.5 release notes.
This release contains many improvements and optimizations across the board.
Highlights of this release:
- UI Cross-thread checks help you spot bugs in multi-threaded code
- Strongly typed notifications
- C# idioms for Gesture Recognizers
- OpenTK have been upgraded to 1.0
- OpenGL/CoreVideo integration with the new CVOpenGLTextureCache
- Custom NSUrlProtocol handlers
- CoreMIDI support
- Smaller binaries
- Faster execution
The full details can be found in the MonoTouch 5.4 release notes.
This release brings several improvements:
- New Archive support for MonoTouch/MonoMac projects
- New virtual “Resources” folder for MonoTouch and MonoMac
- Faster Android deployment
- Plenty of bug fixes and performance optimizations.
More details can be found in the MonoDevelop 3.0.4 release notes.
All releases are available to developers through the Xamarin update channels in MonoDevelop and Visual Studio. Customers with current update subscriptions can download MonoTouch and Mono for Android from their Xamarin Store account page, or anyone can download a trial.