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Android Donut
A version of the Android operating system
Android logo (2007-2014).svg
Screenshot
Android 1.6 on the Android SDK.png
Android 1.6 running on a handset emulator
DeveloperGoogle
General
availability
September 15, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-09-15)[1]
Final release1.6_r2[2]
Kernel typeMonolithic Kernel (Linux Kernel)
Preceded byAndroid 1.5 "Cupcake"
Succeeded byAndroid 2.0 "Eclair"
Official websitedeveloper.android.com/about/versions/android-1.6-highlights.html/
Support status
Unsupported

Android 1.6 Donut is the fourth version of the open source Android mobile operating system developed by Google that is no longer supported. Among the more prominent features introduced with this update were added support for CDMA smartphones, additional screen sizes, a battery usage indicator, and a text-to-speech engine.[3] As of the 27th of September 2021, Google no longer allows sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or lower. Now requiring Android 3.0 (on tablets) or 4.0 (phone and tablets) or higher to login [4]


After the public release of Donut—its official dessert-themed code name, the convention employed by Google to designate major Android versions—carriers were quick to follow with its roll out to customers in the form of an over-the-air (OTA) update for compatible smartphones.

Features

See also: Android version history § Android 1.6 Donut

New features introduced by Donut include the following:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Android 1.6 SDK is here".
  2. ^ "Android Source". Google Git.
  3. ^ "Android 1.6 Platform Highlights". Android. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Pollack, Zak (July 26, 2021). "Sign-in on Android devices running Android 2.3.7 or lower will not be allowed starting September 27". Google. Retrieved August 2, 2021.