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Google Offers Android 1.6 'Donut' SDK to Devs

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Sep 15, 2009, 5:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Sep 15, 2009, 7:51 PM

Yeah!! faster oening in camera

Well some G1 & MyTouch users, also other Android phones, will benefit from this improvement in opening or using the camera, well done Google
they might be able to tweak the speed but i have yet to see better quality photos for a 3.2Mp camera on my G1, htc just never made good cameras IMHO, it would be nice if it could capture a clearer shot without having to hold the phone so super still a...
Sadly as it is, cell phone cameras always seem to be slow, even on my Nokia N95, the resolution of cell phone cameras may have been increasing, but there are still many other improvements yet to come. I think it would be nice if when you turn the came...
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