The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with and control an Android-powered device over a USB link from a computer. It comes along with other useful tools and code bundled with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).
The ADB program includes three components:A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients. A [...]
Android Police are supporting a rumor that is quite exciting. Apparently the Gingerbread SDK will be released soon, and with it a host of information about what this latest release of Android is going to do.
The application inferface will reveal a lot of the new functionality afforded by this iteration of the OS, and furthermore we should have access to a new emulator showing us what the basic Gingerbroad version of Android will look like. It still is not 100% clear as to whether this will be Android 2.5 or 3.0, so again, another minor point could be resolved with this release of the updated SDK.
[Source: Android Police]
At Google I/O this year, Google released a pre-release version of its Androi 2.2 software developer kit (SDK). Now that the official Nexus One Froyo update is out, Google has released the complete, ready for prime time version of its SDK. All developers are encouraged to update to the latest version now.
Google has released the software developer kit for Android 2.2, the smartphone OS that is perhaps better known as Froyo (“frozen yogurt”). No Android 2.2 devices have been announced yet, but there are a number of Google Nexus Ones out there with Froyo pre-loaded. Google hasn’t indicated when a public Nexus One update will be available, but HTC has said that any 2010 Android devices it has announced and released should be eventually upgradeable to Froyo.
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Over at the Android developers blog there is a new announcement detailing an upgrade to the Native Development Kit for Android. This is big news for Android developers and the third release of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) is now available for download from the Android developer site. According to the official developers blog, ‘It can be used to target devices running Android 1.5 and higher. In addition to a few bug fixes and improvements, this release includes’ a new compiler to help generate more streamline machine code for your application (machine code is the stuff the operating system eventually executes) along [...]
One week after the launch of the Nexus One, Google has released the Android 2.1 SDK to developers. The SDK is considered a minor update to Android and will roll out to existing handsets starting in January. Unlike previous SDKs which were released before a phone was launched, the Android 2.1 SDK was released after the Nexus One so there are no big surprises. All the new bells and whistles that are seen in the Nexus One are included in the SDK which provides new APIs for animated wallpapers, adds geolocation support to the webkit browser, creates a new SignalStrength class for obtaining the current network signal strength and more. Developers can download the 2.1 SDK using the Android [...]
The Google Software-Development-Kit (SDK) has just been updated to the latest version 2.0.1 and the knock on effect of this includes the roll out of Android 2.0.1 to Android 2.0 phones. As you will probably know, the Motorola Droid is the only Android 2.0 phone at the moment. The update does not bring anything massive in terms of new functionality or jazzy features, however, it does fix a few minor bugs and some other Droid specific issues that Google were aware of. For example, the Droid’s camera autofocus is improved along with voice reception. The roll out should happen pretty soon so we’ll keep you posted.
Earlier this evening Google released the SDK for Android 1.6, what most people like to call the Donut release. Core low level features that Donut brings to the platform include support for CDMA devices and differing screen resolutions – including QVGA (as on the HTC Tattoo) and high-res WVGA displays.
From a user perspective, the new gesture support, text to speech engine, and slick new Quick Search Box are probably of more interest. The Quick Search Box, in particular, is quite cool in my opinion. Results from the web start popping up on the screen even as you type in your search query. For many tasks, the web browser never even gets launched, since the results can [...]
Yesterday Google released an early look at the Android OS 1.5 software developer kit, which includes developer support for all of the new Cupcake features that we are going to see in devices like the HTC Magic from Vodafone.
The new SDK also gives developers the ability to write programs for both the 1.1 release and the new 1.5 release, and going forward will continue to support multiple versions of the platform.
Developers can download the Android 1.5 SDK here.
Yuhua, previously known as Yuhuatel, are a Chinese mobile ODM (original design maker) that have recently demonstrated a hardware reference design for use with the Android OS. The company already offer a few phones that run Java and Linux, such as the CPhone. Indeed, the General Mobile DSTL1 was based on a design by Yuhua. Their current customers include Alcatel-TCL and Wigimo, the latter of which is owned by Race Telecom who specialise in mobile solutions for children and parents.
According to Linux Devices, the Xphone-SDK runs Android on a PXA-310 SoC clocked to 624MHz making it very similar to the DSTL1. Similarly, it seems to come with the same 3-inch Sharp touchscreen and [...]