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Android 1.6

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Android 1.6 (codename Donut) was released on 2009-09-15. It is based on Linux kernel 2.6.29.


  • Voice and text entry search enhanced to include bookmark history, contacts, and the web
  • The ability for developers to include their own content in search results
  • Multi-lingual speech synthesis engine to allow any Android application to "speak" a string of text
  • Easier searching and are able to view app screenshots in Android Market
  • Gallery, camera, and camcorder more fully integrated, with faster camera access
  • The ability for users to select multiple photos for deletion
  • Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO, 802.1x, VPNs, and a text-to-speech engine
  • Support for WVGA screen resolutions
  • Speed improvements in searching and camera applications
  • Expanded Gesture framework and new GestureBuilder development tool