Android still missing, hides SDK updates

Developers for Google’s Android platform are losing patience waiting for a SDK update. Since Android was announced nine months ago, Google has been stingy with updates for the developers kit, but perhaps more of an issue is Google’s secrecy.

An updated version of the SDK is said to exist, but apparently is only being doled out to special VIP developers. With the lines of open source blurry, Google appears to be holding on to the source code until the first Android phone actually lands. Bugs in the SDK are more of an issue for now as the developers are feeling handcuffed as they try to create apps for the nascent platform.

All the waiting has developer Nicolas Gramlich rallying for information to be public regarding the SDK over at the official Android discussion group. He has created a petition highlighting concerns about Google withholding updates and information from the open community.