Update - Android 2.0 OS now official

Google has officially announced a new version of Android, version 2.0, also known as Éclair, along with details of a Software Development Kit (SDK) that will support Éclair specifications.


To be frank, the run up to this official announcement has been a bit messy, with some companies  - such as Motorola and HTC - announcing v2.0 support before Google had even admitted that the new version even existed while other companies, such as Samsung, were made to look like they were decidedly out of the loop.


Nevertheless, the new features for version 2.0 of Android are welcome. According to the Android development team, it includes support for multiple accounts for email and contact sync along with a combined inbox for all, a 'Quick Contact' function, search functionality for SMS and MMS plus an autodelete feature, improved virtual keyboard, camera enhancements (i.e. scene mode, digital zoom, colour effects, white balance and macro focus), improved dictionary function, better Internet searches, support for HTML5, the introduction of a double-tap zoom option in the browser, improved Calendar and more. Click here for full details.


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