Android 1.5 build up begins

Google is releasing its final imprint of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) for the 1.5 update of the smartphone platform. Developers will be able to add widgets to the Android home screen so, hopefully, Google will improve its support for application vendors with a proper app shop rather than a catalogue.

The new OS will support soft keys from Google and third-parties, speech recognition and Live Folders – automatically updated Web feeds displayed on the home screen. The company will also incorporate improved camera capabilities and video recording alongside the stereo version of Bluetooth.

Android phones will be upgraded over-the-air in May or June.

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