Android Version - Android 1.6 Donut

All about Android 1.6 Donut

Android History from Wikipedia

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.

Android 1.6 Donut

Donut brought the world’s information to your fingertips with the Quick Search Box. It also planted the seeds for Android to come in all shapes and sizes – and meanwhile, Android Market came of age.

Quick Search Box

Android’s ubiquitous Quick Search Box was introduced a while ago with Donut. Get search results from the web and from your phone’s local content all at once from a single box on the home screen.

Screen size diversity

Android comes in all shapes and sizes thanks to capabilities launched with Donut which allowed Android to run on a variety of screen resolutions and aspect ratios. This opened the door for phones featuring displays other than 320 x 480 portrait.

Google Play

Before there was Google Play, there was Android Market. Launched in 2008,  Android Market was redesigned with Donut to expose top free apps and paid apps just as Android’s third-party app catalogue started to explode.