Android Donut 1.6 Seeded to Devs; October Launch Likely

The time has come, Android lovers. Donut is quickly becoming a reality, and developers are now being given the necessary tools to turn the new Android 1.6 into their own personal creative playground.

This is because the SDK has now been unleashed to the masses — and by masses, we mean large groups of Android developers out there.

Due for a probable October mainstream release, Android 1.6 will include a few brand-new and welcome features as well as some updates for current features.

  • Compatibility with CDMA devices
  • Quick Search Box (think Spotlight for Android)
  • Faster camera use along with integrated gallery
  • Battery usage indicator
  • VPN and 802.1x inclusion
  • Updates to Android Market
  • Text-to-Speech engine (NICE!)

I am most excited about the text-to-speech capability and hope it is a success.

For more in-depth information watch the below video made by Google about 1.6.

via Android Developer Blog

Author: Brad Molen

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  • http://www.maybememe.com maybememe

    Does this mean my HTC touch will soon work w/ android 1.6?

  • http://www.maybememe.com maybememe

    Does this mean my HTC touch will soon work w/ android 1.6?