The Android development team has just made available version 1.1 release 1 of the Android SDK. This is inline with the recent updates to Android devices providing new features and functionality. API changes are quite minor. Several items have been fixed, some new features for the Map and dialer have been added, plus several API changes. You can check out the release notes.
With just moments away from the launch of the very first mobile phone to use Android open mobile platform, the T-mobile web site to launch the HTC Dream based mobile phone of T-mobile is already up and running.
After months of waiting (for us) and months of eye-popping adrenaline coding (for the participants) the list of Google Android Challenge winners are finally out. My congratulations to the winners of 275,000 (cab4me, CompareEverywhere, Ecorlo, GoCart, Life360, Locale, PicSay, Softrace, TuneWiki, Wertago) and 100,000 USD prices.
I’ve just read an email about Google’s explanation of why the bluetooth API for Android won’t be in version 1.0 of the SDK. It’s kinda sad ‘coz we’d have to also see some delays in I would imagine pretty good ways of using bluetooth in an open mobile platform. Google explains …
With Nokia already owning about 48% of the Symbian company, they have made an offer to buyout the other owners (Sony Ericsson, Samsung and others). This is in addition to its recent buying spree — they just bought a Social Network startup called Plazes.
Google showed off a demo of it’s Android open mobile platform at the Google I/O conference this week. I’m very excited about the upcoming mobile phones sporting the Android platform. You can take a look at some of the great videos and photos of the Google Android demo.