By January 24, 2009

Android Cupcake details

image More details have emerged about the upcoming Android Cupcake update. Still no details on when we can expect to see the update but a few screen shots to get everyone excited. A new notepad application has been added along with the on screen keyboard that we already knew about, Full list of updates after the break.

  • New Local Setting Page – Gives you option to pick different locales and pick different text inputs.

  • New Option to view running and third party applications – An option to view running and third party applications from the normal application list. Does not provide a way to terminate them.

  • New windows opening/closing animation effect – a new popping effect when windows are opened/closed.

  • New default notepad – a very simple and ugly default notepad.

  • New Global Time application – not sure if it will be provided by T-Mobile but it’s just a rotating Earth and I couldn’t get it to do anything else.

  • New Spare Parts Application – Once again not sure if the official version will have this, but it provides a number of extra settings such as setting windows animation and transition animation speed, font size, end button behavior and etc. It also has a “display rotation” option which supposedly should allow auto-rotate base on orientation across the entire os, but it is not currently working.

  • New Virtual Keyboard (as seen on video -ed.)- The virtual keyboard will pop up on every edit box. I didn’t feel any haptic feedback but I am thinking that it’s just not there on the example keyboard. Because the phone does not auto-rotate (an option exists but it doesn’t work), it’s very hard to type on it. The sample keyboard also does not provide auto-corrections.

  • Slightly better looking buttons with more shadow.

    Virtual KeyboardAn option to view running applications

    via Arron LA

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