Android 1.5 Cupcake is a version of Android that was released on 27 April 2009, based on Linux kernel 2.6.27. Its predecessor was Android 1.1 and its successor was Android 1.6 Donut. The update included several new features and UI amendments.
New features and changesEdit
- 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
- 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
- ↑ "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."
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