Android 1.6

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Android 1.6 Donut (API 4)
On September 15, 2009, Android 1.6 – dubbed Donut – was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.29.[1][2][3] Included in the update were numerous new features:[1]
Version Release date Features Image(s)
1.6 September 15, 2009[2]
  • Voice and text entry search enhanced to include bookmark history, contacts, and the web.
  • Ability for developers to include their content in search results.
  • Multi-lingual speech synthesis engine to allow any Android application to "speak" a string of text.
  • Easier searching and the ability to view app screenshots in Android Market.
  • Gallery, Camera and camcorder more fully integrated, with faster camera access.
  • Ability for users to select multiple photos for deletion.
  • Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs, and a text-to-speech engine.
  • Support for WVGA screen resolutions.
  • Speed improvements in searching and camera applications.
  • Expanded Gesture framework and a new GestureBuilder development tool.
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Android 1.6 home screen
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Android 1.6 Platform Highlights". Android Developers. September 2009. Archived from the original on April 30, 2010. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ducrohet, Xavier (September 15, 2009). "Android 1.6 SDK is here". Android Developers Blog. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
  3. Ryan, Paul (October 1, 2009). "Google releases Android 1.6; Palm unleashes WebOS 1.2". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on October 2, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009.