Google Releases Android SDK Preview

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-11-12 Print this article Print

Google gives a sneak peek at its software development kit for mobile phones.

As expected, Google has released an "early look" version of its SDK (software development kit) for mobile phones.

The Eclipse-based Android SDK lets users write Java applications that run on Dalvik, a virtual machine designed to run on top of Linux in embedded applications.

Few guessed the importance Java was to play last Monday, when Google announced Android.

The completely open source stack aims to enable developers to write mobile phone applications that make use of Google services, thus expanding Googles Maps, Mail, Search, LocalSearch, YouTube, and other services beyond the confines of the public Internet

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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