Android v1.5 widgets demoed on video

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Even after a three minute presentation by an Android engineer, some of the things lurking around in the Android v1.5 (which should hit your G1 next week, if it hasn’t already) haven’t seen much exposure thus far. Take the new Widgets system, for example: while Android has had Widgets since launch, the related APIs and the marketplace have both been made widget-friendly, allowing anyone to scratch one out. Nifty, but more or less unmentioned in coverage thus far.

Fortunately, the dudes over at Phonedog saw this gap and coverage and patched it right up. Check out the video up above, where they walk through a hefty chunk of the widgets available in the marketplace right now.

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