Android 1.5 SDK released
The Google Android Developers have announced Android 1.5 SDK, release 1. The update to the mobile open source operating system contains all of the previously reported features from the Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK version. The developers specifically point out the introduction of Android Virtual Devices (AVD); configurations that allow developers to better model actual devices, as each AVD has it's own dedicated storage area, allowing developers to run multiple emulators concurrently.
Additionally, the new SDK supports different versions of the Android platform, letting developers to easily switch between the 1.1 Android release and version 1.5 of Android. The new Eclipse-based Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in provides new Wizards to create new projects targeted at specific Android configurations and can generate XML resources and alternative layouts. JUnit support in ADT has also been improved and performance profiling is easier. A new tool is included in the release called "android" that replaces the "activitycreator" script used for development and administration of an Android Virtual Device.