Posts Tagged ‘download’

Android Smartphones are all over Hong Kong and even on Mini-Buses

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Yesterday night I was walking around Kowloon site of Hong Kong and saw a couple of so called “Mini Buses” that were showing hundreds of Android smartphones on an ad that was obviously promoting just Android. Check it out:

Zoomed in a bit further, you can see that there are loads of little droids on the banner. Though, I don’t quite understand what the app is talking about (my Cantonese / Chinese reading is nearly not existing) I reckon that ad is there to just advertise for Android.

With a smartphone penetration of 58% (if I remember correctly), every second mobile in Hong Kong is a smartphone. While the iPhone is still the main smartphone used for personal and the BlackBerry for business life, Android phones are getting more and more popular – like everywhere in the world. Most of those new Android phones are built in Asia anyway and therefore, they hit Hong Kong very early after being released publicly.

If you have a nice Android picture in real life, let me know. I might put it up as well 😉

Android SDK 2.0 has arrived!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Android Developer Blog Article: Announcing Android 2.0 support in the SDK!
Android SDK Download: Download the Android SDK
Release Notes: Android 2.0, Release 1

Android 1.1 SDK has been released!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The brand new Android 1.1. SDK is now available for us to download! Some stuff changed some new API routines have been added. Check them out here:


  • Adds annotations for test systems, no actual (non-test) API changes.
  • Adds a method to allow a process to easily determine its UID.
  • Adds support for marquee in layouts.
  • Adds new methods for determining padding in views. Useful if you are writing your own subclasses of View.
  • Adds new permissions that allow an application to broadcast an SMS or WAP Push message.

New Features

  • Maps: Adds details and reviews when a user does a search on Maps and clicks on a business to view its details.
  • Dialer: In-call screen timeout default is now longer when using the speakerphone.
  • Dialer: Adds a “Show dialpad” / “Hide dialpad” item to the in-call menu, to make it easier to discover the DTMF dialpad.
  • Adds support for saving attachments from MMS.
  • Adds support for marquee in layouts.

Check out the full release notes page for more detailed information:

Everyone who is not interested in details can go straight away to the Android 1.1 SDK download: