The Android 2.2 platform introduces many new and exciting features for users and developers. This document provides a glimpse at some of the new user features and technologies in Android 2.2. For more information about the new developer APIs
New User Features
New Home video screen tips widget assists new users on how to configure the household video screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple household screens.The Phone, requests for paid job Launcher, and Browser now have dedicated shortcuts on the Home video screen, establishing it not hard to entry to them from any of the 5 household video screen panels.
|Improved security with the augmentation of numeric pin or alpha-numeric password picks to unlock device. Exchange overseers can enforce password guideline through devices. |
Remote wipe: Exchange overseers can remotely reset the invention to production vegetation defaults to sheltered written knowledge in case invention is lost or stolen.
Exchange Calendars are now supported in the Calendar application.Auto-discovery: you just want to recognise your user-name and password to without difficulty set up and sync an Exchange account (available for Exchange 2007 and higher).
Global Address Lists look-up is now obtainable in the Email request for paid job, empowering users to auto-complete recipient labels from the directory.
Camera and Gallery
|Gallery sanctions you to peek into film stacks employing a zoom gesture. |
Camera onscreen buttons give not hard entry to to a new UI for controling zoom, wink, white balance, geo-tagging, purpose and exposure. Camcorder in addition gives an not hard way to set video size/quality for MMS and YouTube.
With the LED flash now empowered for the Camcorder, videos can be shot at after dark or in small light-weight settings.
|Certain inventions like the Nexus One can be turned into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that can be divided with up to 8 devices. |
You can use your Android-powered handset as a 3G binding for a Windows or Linux laptop by connecting their handset to the computer with a USB cable. The binding is then divided between the two devices.
Multiple keyboard languages
|Multi-lingual users can add multiple tongues to the keyboard and switch between multiple Latin-based input languages by swiping through the space bar. This modifications the keys as well as the auto-suggest dictionary.|
Dalvik Performance Boost: 2x-5x recital speedup for CPU-heavy computer encrypting over Android 2.1 with Dalvik JIT.
The graph to the right presentations the recital speedup from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 employing assorted yardstick tests. For instance, LinPack is now more than 5 times faster.
Kernel Memory Management Boost: Improved recollection reclaim by up to 20x, which effects in speedier app changing and smoother recital on memory-constrained devices.