On 30 April 2009, the official 1.5 update for Android was released which was based on based on Linux kernel 2.6.27 , the code name oft his update cupcake. In this update beside enhancement some new features and UI updates were also introduced.
Following are some feature which were introduced in this update:
- Virtual keyboard: Support for 3rd party keyboards with text prediction & user dictionary for custom words.
- Widgets: Are miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.
- Camera: Video recording.
- Gallery: Video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats).
- Bluetooth: Stereo support added (A2DP and AVRCP profiles), Auto-pairing.
- Browser: Copy and paste features added.
- Contacts: Shows user picture for Favorites.
- Dialer: Specific date/time stamp for events in call log and one-touch access to a contact card from call log event.
- System: Animated screen transitions.
- Upload videos to YouTube.
- Upload photos on Picasa.