Google just announced that the Android SDK now supports Android 2.0 'Eclair'! We've seen Android 2.0 in screenshots from the Droid but Google is only officially introducing the 'Eclair' build of Android now. In 2.0, Android users will be able to use new features such as:

  • Multiple accounts can be added to Android for contact and email sync (devs can create sync adapters that provide sync with additional data sources)
  • Quick Contact gives quick access to actions (call, SMS, email, maps, etc) for your Contacts (accessible in Contacts, Email, Messaging, and Calendar)
  • Unified email inbox to support multiple accounts on one page
  • Exchange support
  • Search through all SMS/MMS messages
  • Android keyboard is improved
  • Refreshed UI with actionable browser URL bar enables users to directly tap the address bar for instant searches and navigation. Browser can also double-tap to zoom and there's support for HTML5
  • expanded Camera offerings: Built-in flash support, Digital zoom, Scene mode, White balance, Color effect, and Macro focus
  • Improved Calendar

Combine those improvements with what came in Android 1.6 and the all around tweaks and performance enhancements that come with new releases and it looks like Android 2.0 'Eclair' is going to be a winner. Now that the 2.0 SDK is out of the bag, how about officially releasing it for the rest of us Android users, Google?

[android dev blog]