Google Unveils Android 3.0 Platform Preview

Developers who intend to make apps for tablets other than the iPad can start making more precise plans about their futures immediately.  Google announced yesterday that it’s making a preview of the Android 3.0 SDK available.

Xavier Ducrohet wrote on the Android Developers Blog, “[W]e are releasing a preview of the Android 3.0 SDK, with non-final APIs and system image, to allow developers to start testing their existing applications on the tablet form-factor and begin getting familiar with the new UI patterns, APIs, and capabilities that will be available in Android 3.0.”

Highlights are supposed to include a UI interface designed with larger screens in mind, high-performance graphics, support for multicore processor architectures, and new types of multimedia, among other things.

Hopefully this will allow everyone here at DevWebPro who’s interested to get a head start on their tablet-specific apps.

Of course, it may not be long before Google effectively levels the playing field by releasing Android 3.0, and that should be an exciting time, too.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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