Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Android 1.5 hitting G1s on T-Mobile USA next week-Lucky ones on T-Mobile UK get it now.

Finally, everyone with G1's can enjoy landscape on-screen keyboards, the Youtube Uploader, a smoother looking UI and more... with Google's Android Mobile OS 1.5, a major update to the Android platform. The update will hit US G1s on T-Mobile next week while the people with G1s on T-Mobile UK can get it now.

Android 1.5 Feature List:

User interface refinements

Refinement of all core UI elements
Animated window transitions (off by default)
Accelerometer-based application rotations
UI polish for:
In-call experience
Contacts, Call log, and Favorites
Camera & Gallery
Application management
Performance improvements

Faster Camera start-up and image capture
Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS)
Smoother page scrolling in Browser
Speedier GMail conversation list scrolling

New features

On-screen soft keyboard
Works in both portrait and landscape orientation
Support for user installation of 3rd party keyboards
User dictionary for custom words
Home screen
Bundled home screen widgets include: analog clock, calendar, music player, picture frame, and search
Live folders
Camera & Gallery
Video recording
Video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats)
Stereo Bluetooth support (A2DP and AVCRP profiles)
Improved handsfree experience
Updated with latest Webkit browser & Squirrelfish Javascript engines
Copy 'n paste in browser
Search within a page
User-selectable text-encoding
UI changes include:
Unified Go and Search box
Tabbed bookmarks/history/most-visited screen
Shows user picture for Favorites
Specific date/time stamp for events in call log
One-touch access to a contact card from call log event
New Linux kernel (version 2.6.27)
SD card filesystem auto-checking and repair
SIM Application Toolkit 1.0
Google applications
View Google Talk friends' status in Contacts, SMS, MMS, GMail, and Email applications
Batch actions such as archive, delete, and label on Gmail messages
Upload videos to Youtube
Upload photos on Picasa

[Source] - Android 1.5 Announcement (T-Mobile)