There is a large update on its way to Android

There is a large update on its way to Android
After the release of the first phone with Android OS, the T-Mobile G1, the users noted some significant drawbacks. A major part of them is expected to be resolved soon, since a large update, known by the codename of “cupcake”, is on its way. It’s going to fill the gaps and bring various improvements. We’ll inform you only of the more interesting ones, because the list is rather long.

To begin with, an on-screen keypad is going to be added. It will most probably be warmly welcomed by G1 owners, since it’ll be no longer necessary to open it every time they need to type something in.

The adding of an A2DP Bluetooth profile is also very pleasant, because many people use their phones for listening to music. In addition to this, there’ll be yet another improvement: after hanging up, the music won’t start instantly, but will nicely fade in.

The internet browser will also take advantage of the update, since it’s going to feature a new core, synchronized with the November version of WebKit from 2008. Besides, the copy/paste and search functions will be present. The download manager will get some interesting features: for instance, pausing and resuming of downloads. The e-mail client will also go through some positive changes.

The camera will finally receive an option to capture videos, something that the iPhone still lacks. You’ll be also able to share your videos.

It’s not fully clear whether all of the improvements will come as a bundle, or in portions, but this is all expected to happen in Q1 2009.

source: Android via Androidguys



1. iff2mastamatt unregistered

Wow, now there is some competition with the Iphone!

2. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'll buy that.

6. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Attention Apple! Google is now showing you up....3 features the iphone lacks and G1 did as well but won't for long. The fact that these are coming out 3-4 months after the G1 launch.

8. Bawt

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Too bad the G1 is on T-Mobile :P

3. madesina

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

This is why Android is going to do well. Google seems to listen to their customers/the whispering demands.. wherever they are coming from. Keep bringing updates like this and customisable options and Android will do very very well for it's self. We've all seen how expertly Firefox developers have created add-ons, moreover, it's great that in actual fact, near everyone's firefox browser probably looks slightly different and has different add-ons. I hope we see the same from Android. And it seems the best way to do that is to make the software free to download.

4. Agent

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 16, 2008

I am stoked about getting video capture. I hope the regular camera will capture pics better as well. The coloring is jacked up and the SnapPhoto app is not helping.

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Now it just needs Flash support and a good Turn-By-Turn and it will have everthing I need out of a phone.

7. cartman

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Well, this should make my decision to purchase it easier.

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