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A handful of developers showed off the next builds of their applications at Google's I/O developer conference. Of the six that stood out, some are being released for the first time on Cupcake, version 1.5 of Google's Android operating system, and some are updates to existing Android apps that make use of the platform's additional capabilities.

Social network BrightKite is preparing to unleash its first-ever Android app, which it demoed on Google's (HTC's) Ion touchscreen phone running Android 1.5. While BrightKite for Android will match the iPhone edition in terms of feature offerings, it will also include a few more goodies, like integrated Google maps and background notifications for newly-received messages.

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May 28, 2009 3:28 PM PDT

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| Caption by: Jessica Dolcourt


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