Google releases Android 1.6 SDK

Jason Ankeny
30 Sep 2009

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The Android 1.6 SDK also includes an Android Market update promising to simplify the user discovery experience--at the homescreen, users can choose among Apps, Games, and Downloads, with each category offering separate lists spotlighting "Top paid," "Top free" and "Just in" submissions. Developers may also post app screenshots alongside user reviews.

The Android 1.6 SDK requires a new version of Android Development Tools, including a new tool that enabling developers to download updates and additional components like new add-ons or platforms. Google says devices running on Android 1.6 will appear as early as October--applications written for older versions of Android will continue to run on devices with Android 1.6.

For more on the Android 1.6 SDK:

- read this Android Developers Blog entry

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