Google makes Android 1.5 SDK available

By Justin Mann on
Google has pushed out the Android 1.5 SDK today, managing to stick to their own release schedule. The new development kit is geared, obviously, for the new version of Android, a refresh that owners of all Android phones will eventually be able to enjoy. It brings with it several important tools to make development easier, including a Virtual Devices feature to let developers emulate multiple Android devices and other improvements to better gauge performance issues a big concern for mobile environments where battery life and CPU power are limited.

This is also the first version of the SDK that will support add-ons, letting developers easily import external libraries. While very little of this is important to the end user, it's great news for the Android platform as a whole, as easier development will likely mean more programs to choose from.

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