Google’s New Android SDK Adds Speech, Widgets

Google unveiled its Android 1.5 SDK, release 1, to the general public today.

It is available for download on the Android Developers page.

The new version of Android offers a number of new features, including home-screen widgets, speech recognition, live folders, and soft keyboards, as well as new programming tools.

HTC has also produced new system images to allow Android 1.5 upgrades for Android Dev Phone 1, according to an Android blog post.

“This new version (which is only available for the ADP1) is based on the Cupcake branch from the Android Open Source Project and corresponds to the system image of the Android 1.5 SDK, release 1,” according to Google. “I’d also like to note that Android developer phones like the ADP1 are intended for application development, rather than daily use. Additionally, they are operator-neutral and country-neutral, so they may not include certain features found on end-user devices.”

Google released an early version of 1.5 for developers two weeks ago.

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~ by Travis on 04/27/2009.

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