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New Android SDK (v0.9_r1) released + Screenshots of new UI

Postby plusminus » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:12 pm

Hello Community,

wohoo :D, there has been a fresh Android SDk release: sdk v0.9_r1
As always Windows, Linux and Mac-Versions can be downloaded here:
[align=center] :arrow: :src: http://code.google.com/android/download.html[/align]

Features that catched my sight are:
  • The new Desktop-Style Home-Screen (moveable and customizable shortcuts. Completely slideable once to left and right!)
  • StreetView (awesome implementation, can use Compass if available! Feels just like on the Desktop.)
  • The browser (feels faster)
  • SMS-Sending
  • Ringtones for Contacts
  • New Dialer (+ Calculator)


Overall I can say that the Android did some really nice work in the last months.

[align=center] Here are the brandnew screenshots:
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Postby ninor » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:36 pm

Wohooooooooooooo !!! :shock: :D 8)

  • Hey, from now on we must sign our applications, nice! (multiple .apk files signed by the same developer could share resources)
  • New Preferences API to easily store small amounts of data = Great, now we won't need to save them in a SQLite DB.
  • Graphical Layout Editor in the ADT plugin!! (preview)
  • Bluetooth API will not be possible or present in Android 1.0 (problems in certificating the Bluetooth protocol)
  • GTalkService will not be present in Android 1.0 (security issues with the protocol. They'll be fixing it)
  • some APIs were moved into separate modules that must be explicitly included in AndroidManifest.xml (such as MapView)
  • The final set of Intent patterns honored by Android 1.0 has not yet been fully documented.
  • We believe that we have eliminated the problem with very long emulator startups on Windows, but had some trouble reproducing the issue. We are interested in feedback from developers, if this issue persists.

    And finally...
  • We regret to inform developers that Android 1.0 will not support 3.5" floppy disks !!!
    :D :D :D

Release Notes
Overview of Changes
API Differences Report

Android Developer Roadmap!

This definitely looks like a good pre-1.0 version!
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Postby ych.tiger » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:21 am

Great, Thx. :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby cabernet1976 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:26 am

Cool 8)
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Postby sasuke » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:12 am

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Postby Andrex » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:53 am

-The new Desktop-Style Home-Screen (moveable and customizable shortcuts. Completely slideable once to left and right!)
-Graphical Layout Editor in the ADT plugin!! (preview)


These are the two big ones for me. While DroidDraw worked it was kind of buggy, and I know having one built in will be a massive boon to a lot of developers.

The new home screen is awesome. I loved the m3 screen and didn't really care for the m5 screen, but I can say this new on is a vast improvement. The new SDK also makes it much easier to customize the wallpaper, and really, being able to do so was one of my tipping points that got me to buy a Zune. Customization is a major feature in my opinion.

I really, really can't wait until I get my hands on hardware with this.
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Postby ninor » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:51 am

sasuke,
You can continue developing on m5, but as soon as they release the first device with the v.1.0, the gTalk protocol won't be available.
That is, if they cannot fix the protocol prior that date. They stated that they'll fix it, and I believe that they're busy trying to launch 1.0 for everyone to have the first version. So, if it's not in 1.0, maybe they'll release a 1.1 version with these lacking features inside.

Then, don't worry, and keep developing, as they promised to implement it. And you can do a new eclipse installation with the SDK 0.9 in a different folder, in order to try the last features (and maybe find some other way to do your communications).

Andrex,
I agree with you: the new Home screen is great! This IS a real phone O.S.!
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Postby Andrex » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:28 am

ninor wrote:Andrex,
I agree with you: the new Home screen is great! This IS a real phone O.S.!


It actually reminded me a lot of XP and OS X, much more than the iPhone has.
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Postby ninor » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:03 am

One thing to note in the Compose message screencap:

"Open keyboard to compose message"

..... slider keyboard anyone?
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Postby plusminus » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:57 am

ninor wrote:One thing to note in the Compose message screencap:

"Open keyboard to compose message"

..... slider keyboard anyone?


Yeah, I didn't try a lot but I could not get a text written ^^
Another fact for the existence of a swivel-out keyboard on most of the devices ;)
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Postby ninor » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:43 am

plusminus wrote:
ninor wrote:One thing to note in the Compose message screencap:

"Open keyboard to compose message"

..... slider keyboard anyone?


Yeah, I didn't try a lot but I could not get a text written ^^
Another fact for the existence of a swivel-out keyboard on most of the devices ;)


Yes, that's happening to me, too. I can't type a single letter in there.
Maybe there's some kind of switch to indicate the device to enable the input as soon as the keyboard is revealed.
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Postby tum0rc0re » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:57 pm

So, now all can develop really cool programs using WYSIWYG-editor :)
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Postby Ted Hopp » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:42 pm

Lots of nice changes. Too bad that ExpandableListView still only supports two levels and there's no way to display a three-level or deeper hierarchy except by rolling your own view class. :(
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Postby sasuke » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:04 pm

@ninor,
Thanks for your reply ninor. I deleted my post because i got the answer from android developer forum. I'll still develop my app in M5 SDK because the deadline is coming closer... :D

Maybe i'll update my code later after i presentate my project.

But yeah, this emulator is great :D
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Postby plusminus » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:36 pm

tum0rc0re wrote:So, now all can develop really cool programs using WYSIWYG-editor :)


I'd love to test it, but my Laptop crashed :(
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