Motorola unveils Android developer tools

Motorola announced the launch of new Android resources through its Motodev mobile developer program, promising programmers early access to a new suite of Google Android developer tools and programs in advance of the handset maker's forthcoming Android devices. Motorola's new App Accelerator Program will enable select developers to submit their applications to Motorola for distribution across channels including Android Market, carrier stores and third-party distributors. In addition, the program will offer developers early access to tools, technical specs, documentation and other development support resources, exclusive pre-release access to upcoming Motorola devices for testing and debugging, and direct access to Motorola developer support engineers via private discussion boards.

In addition, Motorola will introduce the new Motodev Studio for Android Beta, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment designed to work with the Android SDK. The program will feature resources like design and development tools, handset emulators and virtual testing labs, intuitive interfaces for deploying applications, application creation wizards and code templates, and access to marketing and distribution channels.

Motorola will host its Motodev Summit 2009 in San Diego on Oct. 6. Registration begins Aug. 12--click here for details.

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