Google promised a new version of the Android SDK at the beginning of the month and they have now delivered with the release of a major update for the Android SDK. We’re excited about the progress that we’ve made and look forward to making additional updates in the future as the platform evolves towards production-readiness.
Catchily called m5-rc14, the new version features a completely new user interface (but still a work in progress), layout animations for applications, geo-coding (translation of an address into a coordinate and vice-versa), new media codecs like OGG Vorbis, MIDI, and OTA audio formats and more. The upgrade will hopefully address developer concerns that the platform was difficult to work with.
Visit Hello Android to see a number of screenshots of the new Android in action.