Android 1.6 is released not long time ago. While I am waiting for a ROM update of Android 1.6 from HTC, Android 2.0 is released this week. Wow that is a power of opensource. Moreover, there are a lot of great upgardes. I found the new version got a multi-touches virtual keyboard!(What does it mean there is multi-touches support by 2.0?)
There are a few key features updated:
1. Contacts and accounts
- multi accounts sync are supported
2. Exchange supported (Offically, I am using HTC Magic, I can sync with the MS Exchange).
3. Camera support enhanced
- such as built-in flash, Digital zoom
4. Better Virtual Keyboard
- it supports multi touch keyboard
5. New browser with HTML 5 supports
6. New Media framework
For the User Interface, I found some icons are updated, such as Phone, Contacts and Messaging.
Google Voice is a new feature from Google. Currently, that is still available by invite. I have watched some video clips about its features. Yes, Google Voice has a voice mail feature and you can listen your voice mail online. That is a lot of VOIP applications have this feature. I have used Skype Voicemail around 4 years ago. But it can do voice to text. It can provice a voicemail transcription to your Gmail and sms too! That is great, it makes all your voicemails are searchable. Today, I read Google offical blog, you can bring your own mobile and binded with Google Voice(but I think that is US only).
Facebook has changed their homepage. They changed the single feed into two new feeds, "News Feed" and "Live Feed". News Feed is getting the most interested content your friends posting. For "Live Feed", it is capturing your friends' the real time actions in facebook. I can see facebook to have more real time content, same as Twitter. I guess they are working on the real time search now!
I got an email from Amazon about Kindle. Now, they sells Kindle internationally, not only just US. The price is USD$256, that sounds attractive to myself (now, USD to AUD is very good.) It has eInk screen with 3G access, that sounds suitable for myself.
Find out more:
Amazon Kindle website