Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Android SDK 1.0 released

Finally, Google has taken Android (almost) out of the beta camp with the release of the 1.0 version of the SDK, the little _r1 appendix indicating that this is in fact probably only the release candidate 1. But at least this means that the API should be stable for now, where 'now' means for the time that the HTC phone is the only with Android to be formally announced.

The Android Developers Mailing List has seen a marked increase in traffic in the last week, it looks like everybody is getting excited that Android is finally starting to leave the drawing board.

The good news is that there have been few changes in the API since 0.9 and my code seemed to be working almost without a change. The only two lines I had to comment out, had to do with the test provider. For now I left them uncommented, they had been copied from some example and I am now not so sure what they were for. The development code runs without them, so maybe it is good the lines are gone:

//this.lm.setTestProviderStatus(LocationManager.GPS_PROVIDER,LocationProvider.AVAILABLE, null, System.currentTimeMillis());

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