Android 1.6 rolls out October, brings universal search and quite a few novelty features
They are revealed in a video advertising SDK for version 1.6 of the Google-made operating system. The novelties include support for not only CDMA and GSM, but various screen resolutions and display types as well, meaning we should see the number of devices that can run Android increase rapidly. One of the handiest features the update brings is universal search that is implemented much the same way as on the Palm Pre - in your phone and on the Internet at the same time. New APIs allow for text to speech conversion that can be combined with translation between languages. Who knows, perhaps Android 1.6 will finally make us able to have a word with the cute Italian girl working at the boutique around the corner. As we already mentioned, the new Android Market version that is to come with the Donut update will be much more... App Store friendly.
But that´s not all. Android 1.6 will feature improved battery indicator showing all applications that gnaw through the battery charge, so you can kill the threads or remove them entirely. The camera interface has had a facelift and will both look better and run faster. The Gallery will allow selection of several images, so you will be able to delete multiple files at a time. Finally, the new OS version adds gesture controls.