Java ME MIDP 3.0 in hand
By dannycoward on Jan 13, 2010
Java ME MIDP 3.0 shipped recently, and the Janitor has already one of the developer phones in his hand as he writes (no jokes about one handed-typing please), complete with battery, clock and Twitter MIDlets and more. No big deal, but its the MIDlet environment that's really changed.
These MIDlets, which can now run concurrently, in the background, can start when the phone boots, can run as the idle screen, and can talk to each other thanks to the new inter-MIDlet communication mechanism, share libraries and respond to a bunch of phone events. And there's a raft of graphically related improvements to jazz up the look, especially on larger screens.