Android 2.0 Eclair is a version of Android that was released on 26 October 2009, based on Linux kernel 2.6.29. Its predecessor was Android 1.6 Donut and its successor was Android 2.1 Eclair. The Motorola Droid introduced it. Changes are listed below:
New Features and ChangesEdit
- Bluetooth 2.1 support
- Expanded Account sync, allowing multiple Google and Exchange accounts to be added to a device for email and contact synchronization
- Exchange email support, with combined inbox to browse email from multiple accounts in one page
- Ability to tap a Contact's photo and select to call, text message, or email the person (Quick Contact bar)
- Ability to search all saved SMS and MMS messages, with the ability to delete oldest messages in a conversation automatically when a defined limit is reached
- Numerous new camera features, including flash support, scene mode, white balance, color effects, macro focus, picture size, and storage location
- Improved typing speed on virtual keyboard by using multitouch data
- Refreshed browser UI with bookmark thumbnails, double-tap zoom and support for HTML5
- Calendar agenda view enhanced, showing attending status for each invitee, and ability to invite new guests to events
- Improved Google Maps 3.1.2 with navigation
- Revamped UI
- Support for more screen sizes and resolutions, with better contrast ratio
- Addition of Auto-brightness
- The Android 2.0.1 SDK was released on 3 December 2009. It was a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets, including minor API changes, bug fixes and framework behavioral changes.
- ↑ "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."
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Android, A visual history." The Verge. Published on 7 December 2011. Web. As of 13 December 2014. http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/7/2585779/android-history.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Amadeo, Ron. "The history of Android." Ars Technica. Published on 15 June 2014. Page 10-11. Web. As of 13 December 2014. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/06/building-android-a-40000-word-history-of-googles-mobile-os/.
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