Google Releases Updated Android SDK

Posted: Feb 13 2008, 11:50pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:13am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


Google releases updated Android SDK
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The Google Android developer team released an updated Android SDK: m5-rc14.

The new Android mobile phone SDK features a new user interface, animated user interface sequences, goe-codeing, OGG support and updated eclipse plugin.
Android SDK m5-rc14 details:

  • New user interface - As I mentioned when we introduced the m3 version of the Android SDK, we're continuing to refine the UI that's available for Android. m5-rc14 replaces the previous placeholder with a new UI, but as before, work on it is still in-progress.
  • Layout animations - Developers can now create layout animations for their applications using the capabilities introduced in the android.view.animation package. Check out the LayoutAnimation*.java files in the APIDemos sample code for examples of how this works.
  • Geo-coding - android.location.Geocoder enables developers to forward and reverse geo-code (i.e. translate an address into a coordinate and vice-versa), and also search for businesses.
  • New media codecs - The MediaPlayer class has added support for the OGG Vorbis, MIDI, XMF, iMelody, RTTL/RTX, and OTA audio file formats.
  • Updated Eclipse plug-in - A new version of ADT is available and provides improvements to the Android developer experience. In particular, check out the new Android Manifest editor.

More details on the Android developer site. See a video of the Android user interface animations on Gizmodo. They also got an image gallery showing the new user interface.

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