Google rolls out Android 2.0 SDK

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Google rolls out Android 2.0 SDK

Multiple email sync and Exchange support added.

Google has officially released the software development kit (SDK) for its Android operating system.

Among the new features added are support for multiple email account synchronisation and full support for Microsoft Exchange, with is bad news for some developers. Other new features include new HTML 5 and Bluetooth 2.1 support, multi-touch control and support for zooming with digital cameras.

Other new features include a Quick Contact function that allows the user to click on a photograph and then get the option to call, message or email that person.

The graphics processing software has also been boosted to make applications more attractive to end users and the dictionary has also undergone a revamp to all it to learn frequently used words.

The new SDK includes and emulator so that developers can try out new applications before the official release of the operating system

“Over the next few months, we expect to see more and more Android devices being released,” said Xavier Ducrohet, Android SDK Tech Lead in a blog posting.

“These devices will be running Android 1.5, 1.6, or 2.0. We are also planning a minor version update of Android 2.0 towards the end of the year, and that will be the last update for 2009.”

Verizon is announcing a new Droid handset tomorrow running an early version of Android 2.0.

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