Android Donut,  is the fourth version of the open-source Android mobile operating system developed by Google that is no longer supported.

Among the more prominent features introduced with this update

were added support for CDMA smartphones, additional screen sizes, a battery usage indicator, and a text-to-speech engine.

After the public release of Donut its official dessert-themed code names the convention employed by Google

to designate major Android versions carriers were quick to follow with its roll out to customers

in the form of an over-the-air (OTA) update for compatible smartphones in fact.

Android Donut: Informations

Android 1.6 Donut follows Android 1.5 Cupcake as Google’s second big change in the Google OS space,

not counting the initial 1.0 and 1.1 version of course. Android 1.6 Donut was released on September 15th, 2009

and brought along a significant amount of changes/improvements compared to its predecessor, Android 1.5 Cupcake.

Let’s see what those changes are, shall we? Voice and text search have been improving,

they now include bookmark history, contacts and web suggestions in order to make your search more useful than ever before.

Developers can now include their own content in search results, which will certainly come in handy.

Multi-lingual speech synthesis engine by Google is now here and allows any Android application to “speak” a string of text in fact.

Searching is now easier within Android Market where you can now see screenshots of apps/games that are an offer to you for download in fact.

Furthermore, Gallery, camera, and camcorder are fully integrating with faster camera access.

Users can now select multiple photos to delete, which will certainly make things easier if you have a ton of photos stored on your phone, you won’t have to go through each of them separately.

Android 1.6 Donut brings support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs and a text-to-speech engine, which will make Android available on even more device.

Android now supports WVGA screen resolutions as well. Speed enhancements are here as well,

all over the place, but most notably in searching and camera applications.

Gesture framework has been expanded and a new GestureBuilder development tool has been added by Google as well in fact.

This is quite a list of changes /features/improvements by Google.

Features

  • Voice and text entry search enhanced to include bookmark history, contacts, and the web
  • The 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 ability to view app screenshots in Android Market
  • Gallery, camera, and camcorder more fully integrated, with faster camera access
  • The 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 new GestureBuilder development tool
  • Free Google-powered turn-by-turn navigation
  • Redesigned Android Market with all the latest apps.
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