Thursday, February 14, 2008

Android Updates

Google released a new version of the Android SDK today.

There's a range of improvements, the most impressive being the expansion of mapping services to include forward and reverse geocoding as well as business lookups. This feature plugs a big hole in the LBS and mapping functionality previously available in Android.

Other improvements include a new iteration of the still-being-worked-on Android GUI (screen shots here), a new Animation class for creating animations in layouts, and an improved MediPlayer class that supports additional audio formats.

Also, while I've been away getting married for the last month there's been a few important Android annoucements. Here's a quick summary of what's been announced so far this year:

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