The Android OS has come a long way since its original launch on the T-Mobile G1. Android fans can soon expect to see their Android smartphone getting down all sorts of crazy-cool features – things like an on-screen keyboard, homescreen widgets and speech recognition! Today, HTC and Google have taken the first step to making the Android 1.5 Cupcake update a reality for the general public. The Android 1.5 Cupcake update is now available for Android developers to play with.
As with most pre-production releases, there’s a catch. In order to play with Android 1.5, you’ll have to have yourself an Android Dev Phone 1 handy. Assuming you have the official development handset ready and willing, go ahead and download the necessary Android 1.5 files here.
In the meantime, the rest of the Android-wielding public will have to wait for Android 1.5 to go officially official… or wait for someone to port Android 1.5 onto hacked G1s, that is.
Read more about Android 1.5 and the ADP1 here.