Google released the final SDK for Android 3.0 platform

honeycomb beeGreat news developers, Google has just released the latest SDK for Android 3.0 Platform and is settling in on the selection of API calls that will make up the official Honeycomb release.

The new platform brings some changes to the SDK tools and to ADT for Eclipse including:

UI Builder improvements in the ADT Plugin:
– New Palette with categories and rendering previews.
– More accurate rendering of layouts to more faithfully reflect how the layout will look on devices, including rendering status and title bars to more accurately reflect screen space actually available to applications.
– Selection-sensitive action bars to manipulate View properties.
– Zoom improvements (fit to view, persistent scale, keyboard access)
– Improved support for <merge> layouts, as well as layouts with gesture overlays.
– Traceview integration for easier profiling from ADT.
– Tools for using the Renderscript graphics engine: the SDK tools now compiles .rs files into Java Programming Language files and native bytecode.

You can download the Android 3.0 SDK via Android Developers

  • UI Builder improvements in the ADT Plugin:
    • New Palette with categories and rendering previews. (details)
    • More accurate rendering of layouts to more faithfully reflect how the layout will look on devices, including rendering status and title bars to more accurately reflect screen space actually available to applications.
    • Selection-sensitive action bars to manipulate View properties.
    • Zoom improvements (fit to view, persistent scale, keyboard access) (details).
    • Improved support for <merge> layouts, as well as layouts with gesture overlays.
  • Traceview integration for easier profiling from ADT. (details)
  • Tools for using the Renderscript graphics engine: the SDK tools now compiles .rs files into Java Programming Language files and native bytecode.

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