Android 1.6 “Donut” Update


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AndroidIf you own a T Mobile G1 or a myTouch 3G you will be pleased to know that you will be getting your own version of Android 1.6 Donut distributed to you right now. It has quite a few new features as well as software enhancements and the standard bug fixes one expects to find in any update.

Android 1.6, or “Donut”, is expected to improve almost every single aspect of your mobile phones performance. To begin with, the Android market has been reorganized to make it easier for you to find whichever application you are looking for – although a small change, it will make a big difference to plenty of users.

We love the quick search box, which has an intuitive self learning search algorithm built in now. Plus you will also be able to enjoy the new battery level indicator, which is now able to give information on how much power each individual process consumes; very neat.

As some of you may already know the camera has been tweaked in the new 1.6; the time it takes to start up has been lessened by 39%, while the time in between taking photos has been sped up by 28%. You will also now be able to select multiple photos in the gallery and mark them all for deletion.

One other new feature that will excite a few of you is the new VPN, or Virtual Private Network, control panel, (which can be found under Settings,) and will allow you to easily set up and connect to a VPN.

Those of you who aren’t yet set to get an update should check back in – it’s only a matter of time.

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