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'Cupcake' Improvements in Android

As an open platform, Android enjoys a development community that’s constantly working and innovating. Some of the development, however, still occurs in a “private branch” for the sake of moving the mobile OS in a solid direction.

Those developments, from the “cupcake” branch, are now making their way out into public repositories. Coming soon to new versions of Android thanks to cupcake are numerous.

Some of the more significant additions include:

  • New kernel based on Linux 2.6.27.
  • Save attachments from MMS.
  • Updated WebKit browser core, synced with Nov 2008 WebKit version.
  • Copy / paste is enabled in the browser.
  • Find text is enabled in the browser.
  • Downloads that were cleanly interrupted are now resumed instead of failing.
  • Support for A2DP&AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.

For a full list of all the added shininess in the upcoming Android builds, check out the cupcake roadmap.

  • Tindytim
    So is the community the muffin branch? Must be a pretty taste tree is it can grow bakery items.
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  • WheelsOfConfusion
    TindytimSo is the community the muffin branch? Must be a pretty taste tree is it can grow bakery items.We must plant more of these muffin/cupcake trees to alleviate world hunger.
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  • Most awesome news. Android owns.
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  • apache_lives
    heh makes apple seem like microsoft, even tho its not and is (iphone os) also linux based.

    I would so laugh the day they mod android for the iPhone and share all the open love :D
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  • gm0n3y
    Now if only we could get some decent hardware running Android...
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