Google just released a software development kit for Android, its open-source mobile software platform. The SDK is provided to developers so that they can get started on creating and developing new applications for it. Here are a few screenshots and images we managed to get from the SDK.
This is a hardware prototype to show off the Android software. Certainly not a real phone, but it's interesting to see what Google has in mind with the kind of hardware that will go along with Android. We quite like the design of this prototype.
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Clearly, Google has built in touch-screen support with Android, as is shown with this hardware prototype. Note the 3G signal on the upper right.
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This is what Google envisions the Android home screen to look like. This is a placeholder and may be completely different by the time the first Android phone comes out later next year.
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What Android's Applications menu may look like. Developers are encouraged to create new applications based on the tools given in the SDK.
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Of course, Google has said that Android will be completely compatible with most if not all of Google's current services, including Google Maps. Here is an emulator screenshot of Google Maps directions on a transparent overlay.
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This is a shot of what programming would look like in the Eclipse programming tool kit included in the SDK. There's even an emulator to test things out without having a phone to work with.
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An example of what Auto Complete would look like.
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An example of what an image button would look like.
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An example of a log-in screen.
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An example of a date widget.
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An example of an input field.
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An example of the calendar in Android.
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An example of a photo gallery.
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An example of a photo gallery, but with a different layout.
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An example of a photo album with filmstrip view.
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An example of what check boxes and radio buttons would look like.
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An example of a vertical layout on Android.
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An example of column view in Android, with different colors.