Android Posts SDK Updates, Camera Fix for Motorola Droid
Google releases multiple updates to the open-source Android software development kit (SDK) with Android 2.0.1, which includes bug fixes for the Droid's camera phone, among others patches.Owners of the Motorola Droid, Verizon Wireless' handset running Google's Android open-source operating system, will be receiving a software development kit update soon, according to the Android developers Website. With downloads beginning in December, the Android 2.0.1 is a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets, such as the Droid, which includes minor API changes, bug fixes and framework behavioral changes. In regard to Droid owners, Verizon said the update should fix the phone's camera, specifically the auto-focus capability, as well as improve voice reception. The Android 2.0.1 update also includes several bug fixes and behavior changes, such as application resource selection based on API level and changes to the value of some Bluetooth-related constants.
"To differentiate its behavior from Android 2.0, the API level of Android 2.0.1 is 6. All Android 2.0 devices will be updated to 2.0.1 before the end of the year, so developers will no longer need to support Android 2.0 at that time," Android SDK tech lead Xavier Ducrohet posted on the Android Developers Website. "Of course, developers of applications affected by the behavior changes should start compiling and testing their apps immediately."