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According to the road map of Microsoft, the time for releasing the Windows Phone 7 SDK is Sep . 16th. Now the Microsoft WP7 developer community has released the RTW version of the developer tools.

The WP7 SDK will help Windows Phone 7 developers to build gorgeous applications, and at the same time provides more feature and performance tuning. This will be of help for the release of WP7 application store at October. The games and application projects that are planned to be completed by October will be finished in a shorter time by developers.

Microsoft upgrades the simulator into the code base of WP7 RTM version released at the beginning of this month, and add the two most important controls in Metro UI: Panorama , Pivot and Bing Maps Control. Microsoft also claimed that applications built by Twitter、Netflix、OpenTable、Travelocity and Flixster will appear in Windows Phone 7 in future.

Besides the release of the final version of SDK, Microsoft also introduced a brand new version of
Advertisement tool and Bing Map, with the purpose of helping the developers to benefit from their WP7 applications and improve user experience.

The Windows Phone 7 Developer tools RTW can be downloaded from here.

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.