Android 1.6 Donut is a version of Android that was released on 15 September 2009, based on Linux kernel 2.6.29. Its predecessor was Android 1.5 Cupcake and its successor was Android 2.0 Eclair. Included in the update were numerous new features.
- 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 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 new GestureBuilder development tool
- Free Google-powered turn-by-turn navigation
- Redisignened Android Market with all the latest apps.
Android 1.6 app compatibility:
Network Port Database supporting android 1.6 doughnut since May 20 2011.
NPR News support for android 1.6 doughnut ended on February 1 2012.
VirusTotal support for android 1.6 cupcake ended on June 12 2012.
GPSTest support for android 1.6 doughnut ended on June 21 2013.
Google TalkBack support for android 1.6 doughnut ended on July 30 2013.
Payment Module supporting android 1.6 doughnut since December 21 2013.
Dalvik Explorer supporting android 1.6 donut since January 1 2014.
Market support update wise for android 1.6 doughnut ended in September 2009 while functional support ended on June 30 2017.
- ↑ "Android Code Analysis". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- ↑ "Licenses". Android Open Source Project. Open Handset Alliance. Retrieved September 9, 2012. "The preferred license for the Android Open Source Project is the Apache Software License, 2.0. ... Why Apache Software License? ... For userspace (that is, non-kernel) software, we do in fact prefer ASL2.0 (and similar licenses like BSD, MIT, etc.) over other licenses such as LGPL. Android is about freedom and choice. The purpose of Android is promote openness in the mobile world, but we don't believe it's possible to predict or dictate all the uses to which people will want to put our software. So, while we encourage everyone to make devices that are open and modifiable, we don't believe it is our place to force them to do so. Using LGPL libraries would often force them to do so."
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