It's definitely an exciting day for Android developers - first, Motorola confirmed that their XOOM tablet will be open for development, and now the the final Android 3.0 SDK is available. Additionally, the SDK tools and ADT plugin have been updated to versions r10 and 10.0.0, respectively, with the following improvements and additions:

  • 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.

The updates are currently available through the SDK Manager, so get your developing hats on and get to work!

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Source: Android Developers

  • abeee

    I'm going to wait a day... just incase ;-)

  • Dan

    What about AOSP?

    • blackroseMD1

      From what I hear, AOSP source should be released this week as well. Probably Thursday. Honeycomb Roms, here we come!

      • http://blog.mobosquare.com Inman

        Really Thursday? I am looking forword to it!

  • kingsolmn

    While improvements are always a good thing and welcome, some problems persist with the tools. While updating last night I discovered an all to familiar error: dex:wrapper. I had this problem in eclipse when I moved from r8 tools to r9 tools, not sure what it is but the symptom in no way indicates the problem. http://www.stackoverflow.com/4835044/error-launching-first-test-application-android-packaging-problem/5088232#5088232

  • http://www.bit.com.my iwan

    The 3.0 emulator still crashes and too slow to load up and playing, even on my Dell XPS i7.