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Top 10 features you'll love about Android 1.5

May 11, 2009, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Zibreg)

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"First of all, the updated operating system now runs on the Linux kernel 2.6.27, meaning stronger security, improved stability and a range of core applications enhancements. Android 1.5 now packs SIM Application Toolkit 1.0 and features auto-checking and repair of SD cardfile-system. Just like the iPhone OS 3.0, Android 1.5 comes with the SDK 1.5 that adds new APIs which help developers create better apps. More importantly, though, new features for end users significantly enhance the experience, addressing most glaring omissions in the 1.0 release.

"Some of the features are simply catchup of the iPhone's, like a new virtual keyboard or improved mobile web browser. Others are designed to add more punch through flashier eye candy, like animated window transitions, smooth, accelerometer-based application rotations between portrait and landscape modes and overall polish of user interface elements."

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