Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update

Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update

The Android 0.9 SDK r1 Beta represents the first formal release on the path to Android 1.0 and it is available now for download. Outside of the normal bug fixes, users will notice some major UI updates-including a new widget-enhanced home screen, a tab to pull up apps, a camera and a media player. There are also a whole slew of API upgrades that should significantly enhance usability. Any further changes between this version and the final release version are expected to be small, but keep in mind that apps created with this version may not be compatible with 1.0. UPDATE: Check out our extensive video tour of the OS. Screenshots of the new UI added.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Android 0.9 SDK Beta Now Available: Includes Major UI Update

[SDK Download and Release Notes Thanks Jeff!]

Advertisement

DISCUSSION

badbob001
badbob001

Just tried the emulator. In applications, you can hold down your 'finger' on a text field, a copy/paste menu pops up. cool.