Android 1.5

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Android 1.5 Cupcake (API 3)
On April 27, 2009, the Android 1.5 update was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.27.[1][2] This was the first release to officially use a codename based on a dessert item ("Cupcake"), a theme used for all releases until Android Pie, with Android 10 using a number-only system. The update included several new features and UI amendments:[3]
Version Release date Features Image(s)
1.5 April 27, 2009[1]
  • Support for third-party virtual keyboards with text prediction and a user dictionary for custom words.
  • Support for Widgets – miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.[4]
  • Video recording and playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats.
  • Auto-pairing and stereo support for Bluetooth (A2DP and AVRCP profiles).
  • Copy and paste features in web browser.
  • User pictures shown for Favorites in Contacts.
  • Specific date/time stamp shown for events in call log, and one-touch access to a contact card from a call log event.
  • Animated screen transitions.
  • Auto-rotation option.
  • New stock boot animation.
  • Ability to upload videos to YouTube.
  • Ability to upload photos to Picasa.
  • Ability to check phone usage history.[5]
Android Cupcake home screen.jpg
Android 1.5 home screen
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ducrohet, Xavier (April 27, 2009). "Android 1.5 is here!". Android Developers Blog. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
  2. Rob, Jackson (April 30, 2009). "CONFIRMED: Official Cupcake Update Underway for T-Mobile G1 USA & UK!". Phandroid. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
  3. "Android 1.5 Platform Highlights". Android Developers. April 2009. Archived from the original on September 1, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
  4. "App Widgets". Android Developers. 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  5. "Phone Usage History". 101 Android. 2017. Archived from the original on February 23, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2017.