Android the 2.0 Eclair with SDK was released on 26 October 2009 which was based on Linux kernel 2.6.29.
Following are the changes which took place in this release:
- Sync: Expanded Account sync. Multiple accounts can be added to a device for email and contact synchronization
- Email: Exchange support, Combined inbox to browse email from multiple accounts in one page.
- Bluetooth: 2.1 support
- Contacts: Tap a contact photo and select to call, SMS, or email the person.
- Messaging: Search all saved SMS and MMS messages. Auto delete oldest messages in a conversation when a defined limit is reached.
- Camera: Flash support, Digital zoom, Scene mode, White balance, Color effect, Macro focus
- Virtual keyboard: Improved typing speed, smarter dictionary learns from word usage and includes contact names as suggestions.
- Browser: Refreshed UI, Bookmark thumbnails, Double-tap zoom, Support for HTML5
- Calendar: Agenda view enhanced, Attending status for each invitee, Invite new guests to events.
- System: Optimized hardware speed, Revamped UI
- Display: Support for more screen sizes and resolutions, Better contrast ratio
- Maps: Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
- MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events
- Live Wallpapers: Home screen background images can be animated to show movement