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New version of Android SDK released

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
14 years ago2,954 views

<< On behalf of the entire Android team, I'm happy to let you know that an updated version of the Android SDK — we're calling it m5-rc14 — is now available....

There are a couple of changes in m5-rc14 I'd like to highlight:

   * New user interface – As I mentioned when we introduced the m3 version of the Android SDK, we're continuing to refine the UI that's available for Android. m5-rc14 replaces the previous placeholder with a new UI, but as before, work on it is still in-progress.
   * Layout animations – Developers can now create layout animations for their applications using the capabilities introduced in the android.view.animation package. Check out the LayoutAnimation*.java files in the APIDemos sample code for examples of how this works.
   * Geo-coding – android.location.Geocoder enables developers to forward and reverse geo-code (i.e. translate an address into a coordinate and vice-versa), and also search for businesses.
   * New media codecs – The MediaPlayer class has added support for the OGG Vorbis, MIDI, XMF, iMelody, RTTL/RTX, and OTA audio file formats.
   * Updated Eclipse plug-in – A new version of ADT is available and provides improvements to the Android developer experience. In particular, check out the new Android Manifest editor. >>

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I uploaded a video demo of the new operating system. I personally don't like the new UI – what do you guys think?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Developers get Android SDK update:

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<<I uploaded a video demo of the new operating system. I personally don't like the new UI – what do you guys think?>>
I think it has potential, but in its current state, its not going to set the world alight.

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