New Android 1.5 (Cupcake)

Categories: Mobile

The last time there was an Android upgrade, I had to wait over 1 month to get mine. Fortunately this time it appears Europe had Android 1.5 launch date before users in the U.S. This is a much expected release because of the extensive list of new features.

Without further delay, here is the tour of what is new in Android Cupcake.

First, here is my home screen where you can add shortcuts, widgets and live folders:

We now have the new widgets Calendar and Music. In the “shortcuts” category, to be honest I had never used it before but here also goes a screenshot of what is offered:

  • browser improvements (latest Webkit browser & Squirrelfish Javascript engines);
  • Linux kernel (version 2.6.27);
  • Upload photos on Picasa;
  • native video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats).

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