Sprint has released the developer’s guide for HTC EVOTM 4G, which is the World’s First 3G/4G Android Phone, coming this Summer Exclusively from Sprint. The documentation covers additional functionality that will be available for the HTC EVO 4G Android device, and it is intended for the 3rd party developers who want to start developing applications for the device prior to official launch of the product.
The developer’s guide includes:
1. 4G-WiMax Network
The Android Éclair (2.1) release does not include the support for 4G radios like WiMax. The APIs shown in the guide will be used for Sprint 4G device until the official Android release includes 4G support.
2. Secondary Camera Support
The HTC EVO 4G has two cameras MAIN and SECONDARY, and the Android Éclair release does not have specific support for controlling more than one camera. Sprint is actively working with the Android team to support a API for controlling a secondary camera in the Android platform level.
3. HDMI output support
This device supports HDMI output of video content via a cable. Common use of this could be to connect to a TV or a video projector to show a video clip.
This device has some support of HTML5 and features commonly discussed alongside HTML5, while this guide is not focused on browser Sprint would like to highlight a few items of interest and will add to this list over time.
5. Developer Tools
Since the HTC EVO 4G is a Android 2.1 device developer can use the standard 2.1 SDK available for public download from the Android site. The developer tools info will help to configure settings in the SDK to better match the HTC EVO 4G -vs- a generic 2.1 handset.
You can find the full developer’s guide on Goog doc: Sprint Developer’s Guide for HTC EVO 4G
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