Android 2.0 support officially added to SDK

danDroid

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Google's gone ahead and uncorked the bubbly to celebrate the launch of Android 2.0 "Eclair" today ahead of Verizon's big reveal tomorrow, bundling its announcements into two very important sections: SDK support, meaning devs can go ahead and start targeting the new bits, and a comprehensive list of changes in the latest version. Here are the major changes us lay folk are going to care about:

  • Support for multiple Google and Exchange accounts
  • Third-party "sync adapters" allow apps to tie in to the phone's sync services
  • Quick contact menus for fast access to specific key pieces of contact information
  • Unified email inbox (yes!)
  • SMS and MMS search
  • Text message auto-delete after a user-defined thread size is reached
  • Significantly improved camera controls with white balance, macro, effects, and more
  • Improved keyboard layout, dictionary, and algorithm based on multi-touch support
  • Double-tap zoom in browser, support for HTML5
  • Bluetooth 2.1 support with addition of OPP and PBAP profiles
  • "Better" graphics hardware acceleration

Needless to say, we're extremely excited about the changes Google's made here -- and on top of the Droid, we can only hope this action is coming to legacy devices on the double. We'll find out soon enough (hopefully). Check a video of 2.0 in action after the break!

[Via MobileTechWorld]
 

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I'm just waiting to see what some of the developers think of the new OS. See what there thoughts are, good or bad.
 

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In all honesty; from a user perspective it hasn't grown on me. Ever heard the phrase "to your *** by way of your elbow?" Things are a mess; nothing is really linear, nor does it flow. Settings, control, and options couldn't be more perplexing or scattered.
 
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