The update should quiet the handful of developers who’ve cried foul over preferential treatment on a supposedly “open” platform: Google has been issuing updated software kits to preferred developers but not the general public — and hasn’t really responded to developers’ questions.
Perhaps in a move to seem more transparent, Google also published a developer roadmap to let people know what’s next. No big surprises here: Version 1.0 of the SDK will be out either this quarter or next; the first Android devices will launch next quarter; and Google will make a “key announcement” regarding its second Android Developer Challenge by the end of the year.
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