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Google releases Android 2.0 SDK to developers October 28, 2009

Posted by hruf in Mobile & Gadgets.
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The much anticipated Android 2.0 SDK has just been released.  It feels like it was just yesterday that Google unveiled the Android 1.6 SDK, in fact, it’s only been six weeks.  Fortunately for developers and Android users, 2.0 packs a much heavier punch.
Android 2.0 has quite a few new goodies for developers, but users will mainly notice changes within the phone’s Contacts application and camera.  A new framework within the contacts of the phone allows users to sync with multiple contact sources, similar to Web OS does on the Palm Pre.  Users will be able to pull in their friends from social networks and merge them with contacts from Outlook of Gmail.  The default camera app has been enhanced so that users can better control their images by giving them settings for color effects, white balance, rotation, and focus mode.

A few other highlights of Android 2.0 include a slightly tweaked on screen keyboard with better dictionary, multi-touch support, and the ability for Android to launch special applications when the device is placed into a car or desktop docking station.

After the break we have pulled together a detailed list of all the new Android 2.0 enhancements along with a short video clip which highlights some of the key points.

via HTC Source – Google releases Android 2.0 SDK to developers.



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