Google lanserar Android 2.3 / Gingerbread med tillhörande SDK

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17:02 - 2010-12-06
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Eric N
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Google har nu släppt SDK:n Software Development Kit för Android 2.3/Gingerbread, och förutom de omtalade grafiska ändringarna – som vi dock får vänta lite längre på då detta bara är en SDK, så kan vi se att Google ingalunda har legat på latsidan.

Exempel på ändringar och förbättringar innefattar bland annat följande:

  • Enhancements for game development: To improve overall responsiveness, we’ve added a new concurrent garbage collector and optimized the platform’s overall event handling. We’ve also given developers native access to more parts of the system by exposing a broad set of native APIs. From native code, applications can now access input and sensor events, EGL/OpenGL ES, OpenSL ES, and assets, as well a new framework for managing lifecycle and windows. For precise motion processing, developers can use several new sensor types, including gyroscope.
  • Rich multimedia: To provide a great multimedia environment for games and other applications, we’ve added support for the new video formats VP8 and WebM, as well as support for AAC and AMR-wideband encoding. The platform also provides new audio effects such as reverb, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost.
  • New forms of communication: The platform now includes support for front-facing camera, SIP/VOIP, and Near Field Communications (NFC), to let developers include new capabilities in their applications.

Utöver att SDK:n har släppts så har Google även inkluderat uppdateringar till SDK Tools (r8), NDK:n (Native Development Kit) och ADT plugin for Eclipse (8.0.0):

  • Simplified debug builds: Developers can easily generate debug packages without having to manually configure the application’s manifest, making workflow more efficient.
  • Integrated ProGuard support: ProGuard is now packaged with the SDK Tools. Developers can now obfuscate their code as an integrated part of a release build.
  • HierarchyViewer improvements: The HierarchyViewer tool includes an updated UI and is now accessible directly from the ADT Plugin.
  • Preview of new UI Builder: An early release of a new visual layout editor lets developers create layouts in ADT by dragging and dropping UI elements from contextual menus. It’s a work in progress and we intend to iterate quickly on it.

Bland de lite mer intressanta nyheterna för svenskt vidkommande så finner vi att Android 2.3/Gingerbread nu har officiellt stöd för svenska. Detta är för all del något som vissa telefontillverkare har ordnat på egen hand sedan länge , men nu är det alltså native och därmed en officiell standard. Det tog bara 2 år och 2 månader.

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