Android's Cupcake development build sports a virtual keyboard, firmware version 1.5, and two new apps
Cupcake, the new developmental branch of Android, came into the limelight at the end of 2008. A bunch of features missing in the first Android OS draft were said to be included in the Cupcake. Video recording, copy-paste, Bluetooth stereo support, and more functions were demanded by the users of the first Android phone, the G1.
The T-Mobile's G1 had a keypad, while the Cupcake promises a virtual keypad on the Android phone. Google's Android-based G2, which was spotted last week, didn't have a keypad and will obviously carry new firmware 1.5 on it with a virtual keyboard. Now, a much anticipated Cupcake update has come out with more screens and videos, teasing us with the new features. Custom folders get automatically updated with Live Folders.
The new bunch of features in the Cupcake firmware 1.5 version include onscreen keyboard, new languages, emoticons in messages, Window transitions, Global Time, and Live folders. If you want to taste the Cupcake update yourself, Nullwire has posted information on how to run Cupcake on Android Emulator with Android SDK.
The video looks impressive and shows off the new features in the Cupcake update.