Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) SDK Is Now Out: Start Your Development Engines!

Honeycomb! It's real! Android 3.0 has been somewhat of a mystery over the past few months, but now that Google has confirmed its existence and Motorola has committed to shipping it on the Xoom tablet, there's just one more major piece of the puzzle: developers. Those developers are being given a huge gift today, as Google has released the final build of the Honeycomb SDK. This simply means that developers of Android applications now have the final toolkit necessary to produce and publish apps to the Android Market that are tailored to work within the Android 3.0 framework.

The new API level is being deemd "11," and Google has confirmed that you can "now develop apps targeting this new platform and publish them to Android Market." This new SDK is providing quite a few changes, including a new palette with categories and rendering previews, more accurate rendering of layouts, selection-sensitive action bars, zoom improvements, traceview integration for easier profiling from ADT and tools for using the Renderscript graphics engine.

Exciting stuff -- now, let's get to kickin', developers!
SammyHayabuza 3 years ago

Yeah, one week before March 2nd.... I told ya everyone is going to be running frantic!!

ThunderBird 3 years ago

Now if we can get Samsung to update our phones. I am still @ 2.1 "Eclair".

Keep up the good work Google

rapid1 3 years ago

The Honeycomb SDK has been available for at least a few weeks, I have the 2.1 and 2.2 on a CD, and it updates automatically to 2.3 and 3.0 if you tell it to get all updates and has since I got it.

I don't understand why your running 2.1 Thunderbird as even Sprint has done an update on Samsung smart phones above 2.1 I thought it was to Froyo this week.

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