As of yesterday, developers are now allowed to freely get the SDK for the next platform of Google's open source OS, Android 1.5. This new build is based on the cupcake branch of the Android Open Source Project and includes APIs for features such as virtual QWERTY keyboard, home screen widgets, live folders and speech recognition. You can download the early-view version of Android 1.5 from the developer´s website, learn more about upgrading your Eclipse plug-in and what changes are to be found in version 1.5. The SDK itself features improvements in the developer's tools and also includes multiple versions of the Android software. For example, the early look SDK being offered now not only includes Android version 1.5, but also version 1.1, so that multiple builds can be covered with just one SDK installation. Google tells developers not to release apps based on this version of Android 1.5 because there still could be some changes before the official release takes off at the end of the month. In the meanwhile, developers can download the Android 1.5 early look SDK by clicking on this link. A full list of the new features can be found here.