Friday, 16 December 2011

Android 1.0 features


Android 1.0, the first commercial version of the software, was released on 23 September 2008.[6] The first Android device, the HTC Dream (G1),[7] incorporated the following Android 1.0 features:
  • Android Market application download and updates through the Market app
  • Web browser to show, zoom and pan full HTML and XHTML web pages – multiple pages show as windows ("cards")[8][9]
  • Camera support – however this version lacked the option to change the camera's resolution, white balance, quality, etc.[10]
  • Folders allowing the grouping of a number of app icons into a single folder icon on the Home screen.[11]
  • Access to web email servers, supporting POP3IMAP4, and SMTP.[9]
  • Gmail synchronization with the Gmail app
  • Google Contacts synchronization with the People app
  • Google Calendar synchronization with the Calendar app
  • Google Maps with Latitude and Street View to view maps and satellite imagery, as well as find local business and obtain driving directions using GPS[10]
  • Google Sync, allowing management of over-the-air synchronization of Gmail, People, and Calendar
  • Google Search, allowing users to search the Internet and phone apps, contacts, calendar, etc
  • Google Talk instant messaging
  • Instant messagingtext messaging, and MMS
  • Media Player, enabling management, importing, and playback of media files – however, this version lacked video and stereo Bluetooth support[9][10]
  • Notifications appear in the Status bar, with options to set ringtone, LED or vibration alerts[8][9][12]
  • Voice Dialer allows dialing and placing of phone calls without typing a name or number[9]
  • Wallpaper allows the user to set the background image or photo behind the Home screen icons and widgets
  • YouTube video player[13]
  • Other apps include: Alarm Clock, Calculator, Dialer (Phone), Home screen (launcher), Pictures (Gallery), and Settings.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support