Android 2.0

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Android 2.0 Eclair (API 5)
On October 27, 2009, the Android 2.0 SDK was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.29 and codenamed Eclair.[1] Changes include the ones listed below.[2]
Version Release date Features Image(s)
2.0 October 27, 2009[3]
  • Expanded Account sync, allowing users to add multiple accounts to a device for synchronization of an email and contacts.
  • Microsoft Exchange email support, with a combined inbox to browse an email from multiple accounts in one page.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 support.
  • Ability to tap a Contacts photo and select to call, SMS, or email the person.
  • Ability to search all saved SMS and MMS messages, with the added ability to delete the oldest messages in a conversation automatically deleted when a defined limit is reached.
  • Numerous new camera features, including flash support, digital zoom, scene mode, white balance, color effect and macro focus.
  • Improved typing speed on a virtual keyboard, with a smarter dictionary that learns from word usage and includes contact names as suggestions.
  • Refreshed browser UI with bookmark thumbnails, double-tap zoom and support for HTML5.
  • Calendar agenda view enhanced, showing attending status for each invitee, and the ability to invite new guests to events.
  • Optimized hardware speed and revamped UI.
  • Support for more screen sizes and resolutions, with better contrast ratio.
  • Improved Google Maps 3.1.2.
  • MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events.[4]
  • Pressure-sensitive touch support in API, even though no according hardware existed at that time.[5][6]
  • Addition of live wallpapers, allowing the animation of home-screen background images to show movement.

Android 2.0.1 Eclair[edit]

Android 2.0.1 Eclair (API 6)
Version Release date Features Image(s)
2.0.1 December 3, 2009[7]
  • Minor API changes, bug fixes and framework behavioral changes.

Android 2.1 Eclair[edit]

Android 2.1 Eclair (API 7)
Version Release date Features Image(s)
2.1 January 11, 2010[8][9]
  • Minor amendments to the API and bug fixes.
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Android 2.1 home screen
  1. "Android 2.0, Release 1". Android Developers. Archived from the original on October 30, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  2. "Android 2.0 Platform Highlights". Android Developers. Archived from the original on October 30, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  3. "Announcing Android 2.0 support in the SDK!".
  4. "Android 2.0 API Changes Summary". Archived from the original on October 30, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
  5. "Force Touch? Android has had that for years". Pocketnow. 2015-09-07. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  6. "MotionEvent § getPressure()". Android Developers.
  7. "Android 2.0.1, Release 1 SDK". Android Developers. Archived from the original on January 15, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  8. "Android 2.1, Release 1". Android Developers. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
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