Archive for June, 2009

There is a big news these days that the SDK for the next version of the Android platform has come out. This new version which is called 1.5 is based on the cupcake branch from the Android Open Source Project. Version 1.5 introduces APIs for features such as soft keyboards, home screen widgets, live folders, and speech recognition. At the developer site, you can download the Android 1.5 SDK.

Changes have been made to the developer tools and the structure of the SDK. Future Android SDK releases will support multiple versions of the Android platform. For example, the new release includes Android platform versions 1.1 and 1.5. It is very comfortable for developers because they can target different Android platform versions from within a single SDK installation. At the other hand, it enables developers to install Android SDK add-ons to access extended functionality that might be provided by OEMs, carriers, or other providers such as the add-on for the Google APIs.

I’m sure everyone looks forward to seeing the great apps that use the new capabilities in Android 1.5.