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The Froyo Code Drop

Jun 25, 2010, 12:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jean-Baptiste Queru)

"Today is one of those days that has my heart racing; we've just released the source code for Android 2.2. This is a big step forward for the entire Android ecosystem. Please don't melt the servers down again while trying to download that latest source code.

"This blog typically talks about developing Android applications using the SDK and NDK. However, the skills of a platform contributor aren't fundamentally different from those of an application developer. Those are simply different roles using the same skill set. I'm providing an update here to the experienced Android programmers all around the world on some of the recent developments in the Android Open-Source Project.

"For Google engineers working on Android, releases are mostly known by their code names which are chosen alphabetically after tasty treats. I'll call Android 2.2 "Froyo" throughout this post, since that was its code name. Raw version numbers don't make me salivate as much as the thought of a cold dessert in the California summer."

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