Saying Android 2.0 help within the SDK!

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I’m excited to announce that the Android SDK now helps Android 2.0 (also referred to as Eclair).

Android 2.0 brings new developer APIs for sync, Bluetooth, and some different areas. Utilizing the brand new sync, account supervisor and contacts APIs, you’ll be able to write purposes to allow customers to sync their units to varied contact sources. You can even give customers a quicker method to talk with others by embedding Fast Contact inside your utility. With the brand new Bluetooth API, now you can simply add peer-to-peer connectivity or gaming to your purposes. To get a extra full record of the brand new capabilities you’ll be able to add to your purposes, please go to the Android 2.0 highlights web page.

Present builders can use the SDK Supervisor so as to add Android 2.0 help to their SDK in addition to replace their SDK Instruments to revision 3. New builders can obtain the Android SDK from the obtain website. After the obtain, Android platforms have to be added utilizing the SDK Supervisor

The SDK Supervisor lets you add new Android platforms to your SDK.

Android SDK Instruments, revision 3 is required to develop for Android 2.0. It consists of help for code protection by means of the Ant construct system, in addition to Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) help for the SDK and associated instruments. For these of you who develop utilizing Eclipse, we’re releasing ADT model 0.9.4 by means of the same old Eclipse replace mechanism.

Over the subsequent few months, we anticipate to see increasingly Android units being launched. These units will probably be operating Android 1.5, 1.6, or 2.0. We’re additionally planning a minor model replace of Android 2.0 in the direction of the tip of the yr, and that would be the final replace for 2009. Beneath are among the issues you are able to do to be higher ready:

  • Obtain the Android 2.0 platform and ensure your current apps proceed to work on new units operating Android 2.0.

  • Ensure that your apps work when utilizing the WVGA (800×480) & FWVGA (854×480) emulator skins. We anticipate units with these kind of display, operating Android 2.0 to be launched quickly.

Checkout the video under for extra details about Android 2.0.

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