Gingerbread is finally here, folks. Google has just released the SDK -- that's the software development kit, the building blocks for the OS.
We're about to dive headfirst into this guy, but here are the big strokes:
- UI refinements
- Faster, better keyboard
- Better power management
- Task manager is easier to get to.
- Internet calling -- SIP support!
- Near-field communications (NFC) for purchases and the like
- Better downloads management.
And that's just the stuff for us end-users. There are a bunch of changes behind the scenes for developers. Stay tuned, folks. We'll have more in a bit. [Android Developer Highlights]
Update: Google's video walkthough is after the break!