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Android 2.1 - Eclair

With Eclair, high density displays showed off stunning live wallpapers that respond to your touch. Drive anywhere with turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic information, straight from your phone.

Google Maps Navigation

Google Maps Navigation gave new meaning to the definition of a smartphone. Turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps data included many features found in a typical in-car navigation system: a forward-looking 3D view, voice guidance and traffic information – all for free.

Home screen customisation

Android has always let you make your home screen just how you want it with customised ring tones, wallpapers and the ability to arrange apps and widgets across multiple screens and in folders. Eclair introduced live wallpapers that came to life on an unheard-of 854 x 480 display.


Well before the days of “OK Google” voice actions, you could tap the microphone icon to dictate right to your phone. Eclair replaced the comma key on the soft keyboard with a microphone; with a simple tap, your spoken words appear straight on your screen.

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.