There is a petition ongoing, because Google gives out the latest version of their Android SDK only to selected people instead to the whole community.

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Hello everyone,

I’m starting this petition, to express my personal frustration about the release cycles and the information policy of the Android SDK.

Before m5 we were waiting about 2 months, now we are waiting almost 4 months!

Partially the SDK is buggy (i.e.: the MediaPlayer) and features like built-in Geocoding are not working.

In order not to lose many highly encouraged developers, I think its time to release some news about the development process of the SDK.

Maybe let us know why we have to live with these long cycles.

As you maybe know, I am one of the biggest fans of Android, putting a lot of work into the community through my forum. But unfortunately disappointment is being born in the last weeks 🙁 (Especially thinking of recently existing OpenMoko-Phones and the new iPhone SDK).

In my personal opinion it is not the right choice to keep developers in the dark. We, the developers, are the absolute base of success to the whole Android platform. The presentation with GoogleIO was a good first step but for me it was nto enough.

Therefore I am ‘signing’ this ‘petition’, hoping to receive information/update on the Android SDK.

(+1) plusminus

Regards, plusminus # Worlds largest Android Development Community / Tutorials

PS: I didn’t want to depreciate the work of the Android Dev Team or anyone else.