Android 1.6 SDK released

The Google Android team recently released the 1.6 version of their SDK which has added features for both users and developers.

Some of the new platform features for developers include a multi-lingual text-to-speech functionality, a new gesture framework, support for more screen resolutions as well as support for CDMA, thus scaling the number supported devices.

After receiving a lot of flak for their Android Market, Google has some new added updates for this as well. The Android Market would now allow choosing of an application based on a category, and then breaking that further down into titles of Top Free, Top Paid and Just In. Finally, allowing screenshots and reviews of the application in the Market too. Hopefully this would reduce some of the minus ranking the Android developer community had given to the Android Market with respect to visibility and sales.

Mariam

About Mariam Dholkawala 187 Articles
Part geeky part quirky, I love writing games, travelling the world, trying new food and learning new languages. I am sometimes the designer, programmer and artist for some of my own games.

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