Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
04/30/09 03:04 PM
Here Is Your Cupcake: T-Mobile Pushing Out the Android 1.5 to T-Mobile G1 Users

Starting today, T-Mobile is pushing out the much anticipated Google Android 1.5 software to its T-Mobile G1 users. Code named Cupcake, the Google Android 1.5 offers UI refinements, performance enhancements and a good number of new features. If you haven't received the notice for the new software, sit tight, it's coming!

Here are some of the highlights on the Google Android 1.5:

User interface refinements
  • Refinement of all core UI elements
  • Animated window transitions (off by default)
  • Accelerometer-based application rotations
  • UI polish for: In-call experience, Contacts, Call log, Favorites, SMS and MMS
  • UI enhancements for the web browser, Gmail, Calendar, E-mail, camera, and application management

Performance improvements
  • Faster Camera start-up and image capture
  • Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS)
  • Smoother page scrolling in Browser
  • Speedier GMail conversation list scrolling

New features
  • On-screen soft keyboard (works in both portrait and landscape orientation)
  • Support for user installation of 3rd party keyboards
  • User dictionary for custom words
  • Home screen with widgets
  • Video recording
  • Video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats)
  • Stereo Bluetooth support (A2DP and AVCRP profiles)
  • Copy and paste in browser
  • Search within a page
  • New Linux kernel (version 2.6.27)
  • SD card filesystem auto-checking and repair
  • View Google Talk friends' status in Contacts, SMS, MMS, GMail, and Email applications
  • Batch actions such as archive, delete, and label on Gmail messages
  • Upload videos to Youtube
  • Upload photos on Picasa


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