While working towards open-sourcing Android, the team continued to work on new features in their own personal advancement branch. These have now been published publicly in the “cupcake” branch. There’s a great deal of fascinating new features as well as bug fixes included. We’ve got a rundown of lots of of the considerable additions after the break.

The A2DP as well as AVRCP profiles were both added to the Bluetooth stack. This indicates support for stereo headsets as well as remote control. Dial Up Networking wasn’t added, however preliminary work was done on USB device framework support, which indicates future gadgets might appear to the hold gadget as just an ethernet interface.

The browser has been bumped as much as the November release of WebKit with the optimized JavaScript engine SquirrelFish. Copy/paste in browser as well as a 5x draw speed enhancement were likewise added. The trackball now does accelerated scrolling.

Hardware accelerated video recording as well as playback, an commonly noted oversight in the preliminary T-Mobile G1 release, lastly show up. A framework for an on-screen keyboard as well as predictive text are being worked on. Android lets you run background processes as well as individuals will be delighted to understand there’s a process manager now. Finally, a new Linux 2.6.27 kernel as well as the least explained addition “basic x86 support” round out the branch.

While there are lots of great enhancements here, there is no indicator as to when G1 individuals will see them or when Android Dev Phone 1 (ADP1) owners will be able to develop the release themselves. [Disconnect] explains that there were some other gems included in the branch that aren’t in the statement like installing an encrypted e2fs volume which might allow installing apps on the SD card.

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