Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Highlights

Android 1.5 introduces new and exciting features. Here are some that I find important:
  • Accelerometer-based application rotations
  • Faster Camera start-up and image capture
  • Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS)
  • Smoother page scrolling in Browser
  • Video recording and playback
  • Bluetooth: stereo bluetooth support (A2DP and AVCRP profiles), auto-pairing, improved handsfree experience
  • Browser: copy 'n paste in browser, search within a page
  • Framework for easier background/UI thread interaction
  • Raw audio recording and playback APIs
  • Support for using speech recognition libraries via Intent
  • LocationManager - Applications can get location change updates via Intent
  • Broadcast Intent for app update install succeeded - for smoother app upgrade experience
For a complete list of features, visit the android developers web page.

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