Friday, 16 December 2011

Android 1.5 Cupcake features


On 30 April 2009, the Android 1.5 update, dubbed Cupcake, was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.27.[15][16] The update included several new features and UI amendments:[17]
  • Support for third-party virtual keyboards with text prediction and user dictionary for custom words
  • Support for Widgets - miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates[18]
  • Video recording and playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats
  • Auto-pairing and stereo support for Bluetooth added (A2DP and AVRCP profiles)
  • Copy and paste features added to web browser
  • User pictures shown for Favorites in Contacts
  • Specific date/time stamp shown for events in call log, and one-touch access to a contact card from call log event
  • Animated screen transitions
  • Ability to upload videos to YouTube
  • Ability to upload photos to Picasa