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Upcoming Android updates to include 'sweeter' names

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2009 12:56 User comments (3)

Upcoming Android updates to include 'sweeter' names According to a WSJ report, Google has announced some "sweet" names for its upcoming Android updates, with the updates being called "donut," "eclair," and "flan." Android users will remember that the recent Android 1.5 update was dubbed "cupcake."
Andy Rubin, a vice president of engineering at Google, also noted that the upcoming Chrome OS will not replace Android, and will be aimed at different markets.

As an example of how Android is evolving, Rubin points to the example of the My Touch 3G, which even has a hardware "Google Search" button. Press the side button on the phone and the Google search box will pop up.

All of the upcoming "sweet" updates will include more social networking features, says Rubin.

“Social is a big push for now,” he noted, adding that "eventually an inbound phone call could show the caller’s photo, name and the last update he or she posted to Facebook, for example."

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3 user comments

113.7.2009 13:36

probably what you'll be binge eating why'll trying to figure out how to use it.

213.7.2009 16:56

good to appease the social networking crowd but personally i hate facebook and myspace and twitter. i gave them all a chance but ultimately decided after about 2 days, there is too much spam, and the whole idea is lame.

as long as you can disable the social widgets etc, then its fine with me.

313.7.2009 16:58

if they could add video and voip to their gtalk that would be a great feature.

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