Android 1.5 to be available next week in the US
OK, no more SDKs and early looks – Android 1.5 Cupcake is officially coming to all Android smartphones in the US, starting “the end of next week”.
According to the announcement posted at the T-Mobile forums, the software update will be sent, randomly and OTA (over the air), to all T-Mobile G1 owners.
It’s expected that, by the end of May, everyone in the US will have Android 1.5 on their G1. In the UK, the update is already being sent to phones.
In case you don’t know yet, Android 1.5 comes with many improvements and additions, including:
- Software keyboard (the G2 / MyTouch 3G and the Samsung i7500 will definitely need this)
- Video recording; video playback; video uploading to YouTube
- Picasa uploads
- Homescreen widgets
- Accelerometer-based application rotations
- Stereo Bluetooth – A2DP and AVCRP
While waiting for your smartphone to finally get Android 1.5, you can watch a video with the main new features included in this version of the OS: