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What Are The Differences Between The Google Android Versions?

Oct 24, 2010

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In: Smartphones

 

1.5 (Cupcake)
On 30 April 2009, the official 1.5 (Cupcake) update for Android was released. There are several new features and UI updates included in the 1.5 update:

 

 

  • Ability to record and watch videos with the camcorder mode
  • Uploading videos to YouTube and pictures to Picasa directly from the phone
  • A new soft keyboard with an “Autocomplete” feature
  • Bluetooth A2DP support (which in turn broke Bluetooth connectivity with many popular cars
    and headsets. This has still yet to be fixed as of Dec-09)
  • Ability to automatically connect to a Bluetooth headset within a certain distance
  • New widgets and folders that can populate the desktop
  • Animations between screens
  • Expanded ability of Copy and paste to include web page

1.6 (Donut)
On 15 September 2009, the 1.6 (Donut) SDK was released. Included in the update are:

  • An improved Android Market experience.
  • An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface.
  • Gallery now enables users to select multiple photos for deletion.
  • Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including
    the ability to dial contacts.
  • Updated search experience to allow searching bookmarks, history, contacts, and the web from the
    home screen.
  • Updated Technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x VPN, Gestures, and a Text-to-speech engine
  • Speed improvements for searching, the camera.

2.0/2.0.1/2.1 (Eclair)
On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released. Among the changes are:

  • Optimized hardware speed
  • Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
  • Revamped UI
  • New browser UI and HTML5 support
  • New contact lists
  • Better white/black ratio for backgrounds
  • Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Built in flash support for Camera
  • Digital Zoom
  • Improved virtual keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.1