Developers finally get Android 2.1 development kit
An unusual strategy by Google appears to have backfired as angry developers finally receive Android 2.1 SDK amongst a series of user complaints
The software development kit for Android 2.1 has finally been released by Google, days after the first Android 2.1 based handset, the Nexus One, went on sale.
With all the hype and publicity surrounding Google’s new Nexus One handset, the latest incarnation of their operating system, Android 2.1, has gone by relatively unnoticed. Developers, however, have been criticising Google for not making a software development kit (SDK) for the latest Android system available prior to the release of the Nexus One.
The SDK, which allows to developers to ensure their current Android Apps are compatible with 2.1 and create 2.1 specific content has only just been released by Google who, with its release, stated: “Android 2.1 does not add significant user features, see the Android 2.0 Platform Highlights document for the latest user features.”