Android 2.2 Operating System Video
Android 2.2 Operating System Video Transcript
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>> Google has announced some major changes coming up in Version 2.2 of its Android operating system. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET. Let's take a look at some of the new features on an Android phone running Version 2.2. First, you'll notice that the home screen has new dedicated short cuts for the phone application launcher and the web, plus new navigation soft keys and a tip switch that you can easily delete if you decide you don't want it. Android 2.2 is noticeably faster than Version 2.1 and all that you do on the phone thanks to some new chip architecture. The browser also got a kick in the pants on the speed front. Android 2.2 phones will also support Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which means you will be able to stream videos and play flash games directly from your browser. It works best on sites that are optimized for mobile phone access; otherwise you may not be able to pan around. Tethering is another major addition which means that when you plug the phone into your laptop, you can use the phone's data service to power the Internet. Some Android phones, like the Nexus One, can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot that can power up to eight different devices. Google has revised the camera's menu system with a layout that lets you select camera options with just one hand. The LED flash has also now been enabled for video mode so that you can film in low-light settings. Android 2.2 has multi-lingual keyboard options that let you switch among keyboard languages when you slide your finger along the space bar. There are even more features coming to Android 2.2, like a quick search box to search for apps, and data within apps, and an option to update all apps in your market at once; better integration with Microsoft Exchange that includes a global address book, support for the Exchange calendar; and remote wiping for company issued phones. There will also soon be a reworked online version of the Android market that will let you automatically load things like apps, music, and maps from the web to your phone. [Background Music] Mobile carriers will upgrade the Android 2.2 operating system over the air at different times so if you got an Android phone, keep your eyes peeled. I'm Jessica Dolcourt, and you've been looking at Version 2.2 operating system for Android phones. ^M00:02:09 [ Music ]
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