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Sprint Launches Android Developer Tools

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Sep 22, 2009, 8:28 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Sprint announced a new set of tools for developers to use for testing Android applications on the Sprint network. The site will include implementation information for Sprint’s Android-powered devices and give developers access to the Sprint Developer Sandbox, which includes tools for using the Sprint network and product services. The site is meant to help developers create better Android applications for the Sprint network. Sprint is also holding special sessions for Android development at its annual developer conference.

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Sep 22, 2009, 8:42 AM

I'm curious where carriers get the idea. . .

I'm curious where carriers get the idea that Android apps need to be made to work on they're network. Apps are made to work on a perticular OS, not a perticular carrier! People who own an Android device on Sprint should have an exact same experience with apps as those who own Android devices on Tmo.
Not entirely true....

I am sure that things like Sprint TV, Sprint Nascar and NFL Mobile need to access things on the Sprint network to function. Sprint doesn't want people (like XDA Developers) to port these apps to work on other carriers. They ne...
"People who own an Android device on Sprint should have an exact same experience with apps as those who own Android devices on Tmo"

...only that they'll access net data way faster and more reliably... but fundamentally the same indeed.
My impression is that Sprint is mostly courting Sprint developers to develop for Android, not the other way around.

However there are some services that are unique to Sprint - or work slightly differently with Sprint - that all Android developers s...

Sep 22, 2009, 12:47 PM

The Next Step!!

This is good, yes the OS needs spacific things not network complaint, but there are so many network related things that will allow the APp's to run better with fewer bugs if they know how to relate them to the network perimeters.

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