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<p>The Android 2.0 platform introduces many new and exciting features for
users and developers. This document provides a glimpse at some of the new features
and technologies in Android 2.0.</p>
<li><a href="#UserFeatures">New User Features</a></li>
<li><a href="#PlatformTechnologies">New Platform Technologies</a></li>
<h2 id="UserFeatures" style="clear:right">New User Features</h2>
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Quick Contact for Android
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Multiple Accounts
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Messaging Search
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Email Combined Inbox
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Camera Modes
<h3 id="Contacts">Contacts and accounts</h3>
<li>Multiple accounts can be added to a device for email and contact
synchronization, including Exchange accounts. (Handset manufacturers can
choose whether to include Exchange support in their devices.)</li>
<li>Developers can create sync adapters that provide synchronization with
additional data sources.</li>
<li>Quick Contact for Android provides instant access to
a contact's information and communication modes. For example, a user can tap a
contact photo and select to call, SMS, or email the person. Other applications
such as Email, Messaging, and Calendar can also reveal the Quick Contact widget
when you touch a contact photo or status icon.</li>
<li>Sync support for contacts from multiple data sources including Exchange.
Handset manufacturers can choose whether or not to include Exchange support
in their devices.</li>
<li>New way to hover on a person to see more info and select communication
mode (for example, phone, SMS, email).</li>
<h3 id="Email">Email</h3>
<li>Exchange support.</li>
<li>Combined inbox to browse email from multiple accounts in one page.</li>
<h3 id="Messaging">Messaging</h3>
<li>Search functionality for all saved SMS and MMS messages.</li>
<li>Auto delete the oldest messages
in a conversation when a defined limit is reached.</li>
<h3 id="Camera">Camera</h3>
<li>Built-in flash support</li>
<li>Digital zoom</li>
<li>Scene mode</li>
<li>White balance</li>
<li>Color effect</li>
<li>Macro focus</li>
<h3 id="Keyboard">Android virtual keyboard</h3>
<li>An improved keyboard layout to makes it easier to hit the correct characters
and improve typing speed.</li>
<li>The framework's multi-touch support ensures that key presses aren't missed
while typing rapidly with two fingers.</li>
<li>A smarter dictionary learns from word usage and automatically includes
contact names as suggestions.</li>
<h3 id="Browser">Browser</h3>
<li>Refreshed UI with actionable browser URL bar enables users to directly
tap the address bar for instant searches and navigation.</li>
<li>Bookmarks with web page thumbnails.</li>
<li>Support for double-tap zoom.</li>
<li>Support for HTML5:</p>
<li>Database API support, for client-side databases using SQL.</li>
<li>Application cache support, for offline applications.</li>
<li>Geolocation API support, to provide location information about the device.</li>
<li>{@code &lt;video>} tag support in fullscreen mode.</li>
<h3 id="Calendar">Calendar</h3>
<li>Agenda view provides infinite scrolling.</li>
<li>Events indicate the attending status for each invitee.</li>
<li>Invite new guests to events.</li>
<h2 id="PlatformTechnologies" style="clear:right">New Platform Technologies</h2>
<h3 id="MediaFramework">Media Framework</h3>
<p>Revamped graphics architecture for improved performance that enables better
hardware acceleration.</p>
<h3 id="Bluetooth">Bluetooth</h3>
<li>Bluetooth 2.1</li>
<li>New BT profiles: Object Push Profile (OPP) and Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)</li>
<h3 id="DeveloperAPIs">New Framework APIs</h3>
<p>Android 2.0 includes several new developer APIs.
For an overview of new APIs, see the
<a href="{@docRoot}about/versions/android-2.0.html#api">Android 2.0 version notes</a>.</p>
<p>For a complete report of all API changes, see the
<a href="{@docRoot}sdk/api_diff/5/changes.html">API Differences Report</a>.</p>