Android 1.5 SDK unleashed to developers
Late yesterday afternoon, the Android Developers blog lit up with a new blog post announcing that developers could now get their hands on the latest Android SDK, Android 1.5. This latest build is based on the cupcake development branch and includes APIs for the on screen soft keyboard, speech recognition, live folders, and home screen widgets. Along with the updated SDK, the Android team has also made changes to the developer tools so that developers can run multiple versions of the Android SDK to see how the applications interact with multiple versions of Android and take advantage of extended functionality that carriers or OEMs might include in their Android builds.
The Android Developers blog is planning on pushing out a series of articles over the next few weeks that will highlight many of the new APIs included in the Android 1.5 SDK. However, they do warn that all the APIs for Android 1.5 are not finalized. They expect to have the final Android 1.5 SDK with all the finalized APIs by the end of April. If you want to take a look at the Android 1.5 SDK, you can download it here.