Saturday, October 17, 2009

Android 2.0: A Smoother, Slicker Interface.

By Benedict Wee

While we and the rest of the world wait for our Android phones to get the 1.6 -Donut- update, the guys over at Boy Genius Report already have an early version of 2.0 -Eclair- in their hands for a preview.

Eclair looks beautiful and the update promises to optimize its user interface experience with simple (but significant) changes like quick-access to a contact's... contacts and a 'Car Home' application which has large shortcut functions with voice control.

Other improvements include:

- Faster browser loading and double-tap-to-zoom support

- Facebook integration with contact list

- MS Exchange support

- A unified email inbox that consolidates all emails

- Upgraded Google Maps with layer support

- Voice control for almost everything

- A YouTube widget for easy uploads

As previously mentioned, this build of 2.0 is in its early stages but it's shaping up to something really exciting for Android users. Expect to see the update somewhere Q1 of 2010.

The Boy Genius Report - Android 2.0 Screenshot Walkthrough.

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