Google Giving out Eclairs Today – Android 2.0 SDK Drops

The official Android Developers blog has announced that the Android 2.0 SDK is now available to developers.  The move comes not one moment too soon as the Droid handset is announced tomorrow and presumably hits the street next week.  What good is a cutting edge phone if the apps don’t ...

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Treasure Trove of Android 2.0 Screens and Features

We were expecting something like this any day now from Boy Genius Report.  They’ve been teasing us with pictures and video these last few days so we were just waiting for the flood.  Today sees them leaking 32 screen grabs from Android 2.0 along with a whole host of features and ...

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Developers Can Now Target By Carrier in Android Market

Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.  A recent email sent to developers indicates that they now have the freedom to select a particular wireless provider if they feel so inclined. First, we have added ...

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Are We on Eve of Donut Rollout?

You smell that?  We’re beginning to detect a hint of donut essence.  We get the feeling that we’re going to be seeing the 1.6 rollout any day now. We received an email from one of our readers pointing out a recent update to the T-Mobile MyAccount application.  He noticed that the ...

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T-Mobile G1 to Get Donut After All?

Remember those concerns about whether or not the T-Mobile G1 would see any more updates to the OS?  We’ve got a little something that just might make you feel better – and hopefully put the issue to bed.  An eagle-eyed tipster noticed on the Android 1.6 Platform Highlights page ...

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How to Fix the Android SDK Debug Monitor in OS X Snow Leopard

The Android SDK is probably my favorite tool to come out of the Android OS so far. I use it for everything- installing apps, emulator tests, moving files- I even use the Dalvik Device Monitor (ddms) to take screenshots and terminate apps. But when I upgraded to Snow Leopard earlier this month, ...

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Android Around the World: T-Mobile Netherlands Getting 1.5

After getting to be the first country in the world to carry an Android handset, it sure seems like the US is going to be the last to get the 1.5 update.  T-Mobile’s G1 owners are growing increasingly more anxious for the cupcake features, but it feels like other countries keep cutting us ...

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Comparing the Google and HTC Builds for the Magic

Nick Gray of HTCSource put together two very thorugh looks at the new Android builds coming from Google and HTC.  He rooted his G1 some time ago and has been since playing around with various versions of Android. Gray notes some of the subtle differences between the two and points out things ...

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Early Look at Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

Developers are now able to get their hands on an early look of Android 1.5′s SDK, which is based off of the Cupcake development branch.  New features introduced into this SDK include APIs for soft keyboards, home screen widgets, live folders, speech recognition, and more! The official ...

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Call To Action: Distributed Build Gurus Wanted

The Android community is looking for a few good people with experience setting up or managing tools like tinderbox or BuildBot. Intrigued? Read more in today's Building 'Droids!

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HTC Magic Skin Already Available for Developers Using Android Emulator

If there is one thing we’ve learned here at AndroidGuys over the last year or so, it’s that developers move fast. We’re not even 24 hours removed from Vodafone’s announcement of the HTC Magic and Tea Vui Huang had released a skin for the Android emulator. Billing his ...

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Android 1.1 SDK Released

Effective immediately, developers have been given access to the Android 1.1 SDK. According to the official Android Developers Blog, this recent release see few “minor, but useful” changes. There are a few API’s changes available for development including: Adds annotations for ...

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The One: Musings on Android 1.0 SDK and the G1

Both the Android 1.0 SDK and the T-Mobile G1 announcements had some interesting tidbits that didn't attract all the news coverage, but might impact you as an Android developer in the coming weeks and months.

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0.9 SDK Tips #1: The Hidden Changes

This is the first in a series of blog posts to help those of you with M5 applications make the jump to the 0.9 SDK. Also, if you see a tutorial dated before mid-August, that tutorial is from M5, and so these blog posts may be useful to help you translate the tutorials to the... Read More

Help Needed : The Hunt for Bugs

With the last version (0.9) of the Android SDK, the Google’s Android Security team conceded that the last Android SDK has security bugs. To help curtail these vulnerabilities, they launched an email invitation to the security community to help them to identify other problems or exploits ...

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