Android 1.0 is a version of Android that was released on 23 September 2008, about a month after the Open Handset Alliance was created. Before Android 1.0, the Alpha and Beta were released. Android 1.0's successor was Android 1.1.
The code name for the Android Alpha was Astro Boy.
The Android beta (code named Bender) was released on 5 November 2007, while the software developer's kit (SDK) was released on 12 November 2007.
- Android Market (beta) application: downloads and updates for apps through the Market app
- Web browser to show, zoom and pan full HTML and XHTML web pages – multiple pages show as windows ("cards")
- Camera support – however this version lacked the option to change the camera's resolution, white balance, quality, etc.
- Folders allowing the grouping of a number of app icons into a single folder icon on the Home screen.
- Access to web email servers, supporting POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP.
- 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
- 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 messaging, text messaging, and MMS
- Media Player, enabling management, importing, and playback of media files – however, this version lacked video and stereo Bluetooth support
- Notifications appear in the Status bar, with options to set ringtone, LED or vibration alerts
- Voice Dialer allows dialing and placing of phone calls without typing a name or number
- Wallpaper allows the user to set the background image or photo behind the Home *screen icons and widgets
- YouTube video players
- Other apps include: Alarm Clock, Calculator, Dialer (Phone), Home screen (launcher), *Pictures (Gallery), and Settings.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support
Android 1.0 DevicesEdit
- HTC Dream (G1)
- This was the first phone with Android.
- ↑ "Android Code Analysis". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- ↑ "Licenses". Android Open Source Project. Open Handset Alliance. Retrieved September 9, 2012. "The preferred license for the Android Open Source Project is the Apache Software License, 2.0. ... Why Apache Software License? ... For userspace (that is, non-kernel) software, we do in fact prefer ASL2.0 (and similar licenses like BSD, MIT, etc.) over other licenses such as LGPL. Android is about freedom and choice. The purpose of Android is promote openness in the mobile world, but we don't believe it's possible to predict or dictate all the uses to which people will want to put our software. So, while we encourage everyone to make devices that are open and modifiable, we don't believe it is our place to force them to do so. Using LGPL libraries would often force them to do so."
- ↑ Morrill, Dan. "Announcing the Android 1.0 SDK, release 1" Android Developers Blog, 23 September 2008. Web. As of 6 December 2014. http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2008/09/announcing-android-10-sdk-release-1.html.