Android 2.1 SDK

Android 2.1 has been officially available on the Google Nexus One for nearly a week now, but the SDK had not -- until now.

There are a number of new APIs on board, including for the animated wallpapers, network signal detail, UI tweaks, geolocation permissions, databases. No real tells at first glance. No major resolution changes or super-duper space-age improvements. And unless you're a coder, none of this is for you. But the bottom line is it means newer and better apps are on the way.

Full deets here. [Via Android Developers blog

There are 14 comments

cmorty72#AC says:

So when do we start getting 2.1 via ota?
Tonight would be cool.

tehcko says:

some pro try it on droid and let us know pleeaaseee!!!!!... thnx

Anonymous says:

Cant wait for the MOTO DROID to upgrade to 2.1 BUT WHEN?????

Anonymous says:

forget the droid hook up the first gen g1s with a android 2.1 lol

tada1096 says:

question what is SDK?

Sorry, that's the Software Development Kit. Basically the thing that lets developers write apps for a platform.

Who wants to place a bet on when the first "Jiggly Boobs" live wallpaper appears in the Market?

cmorty72#AC says:

As soon as we get Flash 10.1, then you'll be seeing things like that asap!!!

Manny83 says:

I think it's safe to assume 2.1 will be out by 1/26 at the latest.

Release dates:

04/27: 1.5 SDK
04/30: 1.5 cupcake

09/15: 1.6 SDK
10/1: 1.6 donut

10/27: 2.0 SDK
11/6: 2.0 eclair released on Moto Droid

12/4: 2.01 SDK
12/11: 2.01 eclair update

1/11: 2.1 SDK
1/??: 2.1 eclair update

Manny83 says:

I left out 2.1 eclair release on Nexus One on 1/6.

Live 'active' wallpapers look awesome but I'm fairly confident my Eris would seizure while using them... Can we just get a damn confirmed release date of Nexus One on Verizon?!!!?

gdubmedia says:

What I wanna know is....with the SDK released, and Manny83's "release dates" calendar up there, when should we expect the 2.1 on the Moment?

Or the N1 on Sprint ;)

that1bb says:

I think manny83's use of prior release dates was awesome. Definately gives us more of a warm fuzzy that it is for sure coming soon. Thanks for that. In the mean time, I'm still loving android and the almost daily happenings of this exciting OS.

Anonymous says:

It's confirmed that a release will be on the 22nd. That is all i can say.