I just uploaded testnet and prodnet previews of the next major version (probably 3.0?) to the download page athttp://code.google.com/p/bitcoin-wallet/downloads/list
It includes the latest bitcoinj 0.8 snapshot.
Notable user-facing changes:
- Instant initial app setup for new users. No need for any blockchain download before you can receive the first payment!
- Reduced app size to just 1.5 MB (down from 15 MB) by not carrying a blockchain snapshot any more
- Reduced blockchain storage requirement to less than 1 MB (down from 25 MB+)
- Increased speed of blockchain replay (needed in case of key imports or error recovery)
Plus some small enhancements and bugfixes which already went into the stable release 2.44 I put up on Google Play today.Important:
By default all of the enhancements only become active for new installs. If you want to benefit, you need to reset and replay the blockchain once. This will upgrade you to a new block store format. After that, if you decide to go back to the last stable release 2.44, the app will force close once, removing the block store. Just start it a second time and it will replay the chain using the old format again.
As always, treat previews with care. Make sure you've got a backup of your private keys.
Bugs can be reported in the issue tracker athttp://code.google.com/p/bitcoin-wallet/issues/list