Going to Google IO and Android 1.5

First, I'm going to be going down to SF for the week for the Google IO dev conference. Since it is going to be the biggest event of the year for Android, and since I'm working on the PhoneGap Android port, I figure that I'd head down to it and check it out. I'm also going to be going to MakerFaire as well, and I plan to check out NoiseBridge, the local hackerspace in SF as well. If you're at any of these events or places, and want to meet up, please let me know.

Secondly, I decided to give the Open Source Cupcake Branch a new test drive. A while back, I compiled what was in the Open Source repo and tested out the "Cupcake", and overall wasn't impressed with the responsiveness of the User Interface. Given the fact that there will be more devices, such as the HTC Magic and later a part of the Samsung Omnia line of phones, I thought that putting Cupcake on the ADP1 was like putting a V6 in a Model T.

What else is interesting is the decoupling of the Google API and the Android Core. For people who have been running Android Open Source builds on actual devices and using them, it seems that Android + Google is a different target, and practically a different product than what lives in the Open Source repositories. Another thing that I've noticed is that the Call Stack breaks more often on the Open Source builds. It's really unfortunate that I can't actually use the Open Source build for day to day calls, but Cupcake is looking pretty good, and Google IO should be interesting.