[Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes] I thought I should at least take a look at the amazing Android support in XE5 so I decided to work through the tutorial that was brought to my attention recently. The first order of business of course, is getting installed.
[Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute] In XE4 FireMonkey supported iOS 5.1. According to the platform requirements for XE5 this has now increased to iOS 6.
[Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes] XE5 is officially out today, and the online store now has pricing for the new release. Being a scant 6 months since XE4 was released, with a $49 special upgrade price for XE3 Pro customers, I looked to see what special price might be on offer for XE5. $499 is the answer.
[Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes] Well, not really RAD Studio as such, more like Mobile Studio (whether as part of RAD Studio Ent+ or the Mobile Add-On) since everything shown was oriented around the Android support and emphasising the fact that an application written for iOS can simply be recompiled and will run on Android. Or Windows or OS X, as before of course. About which nothing was said (or, to be fair, asked either).
[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] The word is out. XE5 will be coming this September, as described in the announcement of a tour of Russia to promote the new release.