Google Offers Android 1.6 'Donut' SDK to Devs
Today Google announced that the software developer kit of Android version 1.6 'Donut' has been made available to developers. Android 1.6 brings several new features to the Android platform, including a new version of the Android Market. Donut also has a completely re-worked the search function, including the ability to search phone systems such as the browser bookmarks and history, contacts, and the Web from the desktop. The search function will learn as it goes, and should generate more relevant results the more a user performs searches. Android 1.6 also sees a redesign of the camera, video recorder and gallery applications, with particular attention spent on speeding up these apps. According to Google, the camera launches 39% faster, and is 28% faster from shot-to-shot. Donut also features a revised VPN menu page and a way to see which applications are consuming the most battery power. Other new features include better CDMA support, support for more screen resolutions, more telephony and gesture APIs and a text-to-speech engine. Google said devices running Android 1.6 should be available as soon as October.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.
Google to Surface iOS App Content in Search Results
Google today enabled a new functionality that will let the Google Search app find content within iOS apps and include that data in search results. Users will then be able to select the search results and go directly to the associated app on their phone.
Google Drops Android O Release Candidate
Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final set of APIs.
Yeah!! faster oening in camera