It's an interesting day for the folks at Google. Not only do we see the supposed GPhone (AKA, the HTC Dream
) get trotted out to the FCC
, and hear new rumors
about the device's release date, but now there's a brand-spanking-new release of the Android
SDK available. The version? 0.9 -- a number which puts this dangerously close to a number that most would consider non-beta. Meanwhile, the new version of the mobile OS has been significantly changed, adding a new widgetified (big old clock: present!) and flickable homescreen, a handy (and speedy) tab to pull up your apps, plus a media player, camera, and handful of other noticeable design tweaks. Don't believe us? Check out the video after the break showing it all in action.
We've included a gallery of screenshots as well. Check out the sync contacts option. Sweet! Also, you may note that it asks you to "open keyboard to compose message" in the SMS screen -- almost like it's made for a device with a slide-out keyboard
Video: Android SDK v0.9 hits the internet looking almost ready for primetime