Video chat in GTalk and an impending PlayStation phone (the Sony Ericsson Z1) are no secret, just a couple of items on everyone’s “coming soon to Android” checklist. But a few signs of pending release are still nice to see. Andy Rubin already confirmed video chat last night, when he rocked a Honeycomb tablet for all to see. And now, with the public availability of the Gingerbread SDK, graphic evidence has come to light about voice chat, along with additional graphic evidence for SE’s PS device.
An Android Guys reader noticed three notification icon’s in the latest Android software development kit–ones that weren’t there before. They’re video camera icons, attached to Gtalk, and represent “away, busy, and online.” (cont.)
Another interesting change in Gingerbread development tools are the fields that have been added to an input event at Android API level 9: ID’s for all of the buttons needed by a PlayStation phone! It can’t be far away, can it? Sometimes I wonder if these little easter eggs are withheld until the very last minute before an announcement, and how much of an OEM’s announcement schedule is dictated buy the likely public availability of revealing information via software partners.