FeaturesImage(s)5.1March 9, 2015Improvements and bug fixes to the Overview display screen. WebViews obtain updates independently through Google Play for safety reasons, as a substitute of counting on system-extensive vendor updates.
4.2.1November 27, 2012Fixed a bug in the People utility where December was not displayed on the date selector when adding an event to a contact. Ability for different launchers to add widgets from the appliance drawer without requiring root entry. Android Beam, a near-area communication function permitting the rapid short-vary exchange of web bookmarks, contact data, directions, YouTube videos and different information. Ability to close down functions from the latest apps list with a swipe.
Recently used applications are remembered even after restarting the system. Third-get together applications regain the ability to read and modify knowledge located anyplace on external storage, such as on SD cards.
Built-in screen recording function (primarily for developers, as usage of ADB is required). Settings software now makes it attainable to pick out default textual content messaging and the house (launcher) application. Ability for applications to use “immersive mode” to maintain the navigation and standing bars hidden while maintaining consumer interplay. New download notifications, which now present the proportion and estimated time remaining for active application downloads. Added Bluetooth gamepads and joysticks as supported HIDs (Human interface gadgets).
Data Usage part in settings that lets customers set warnings once they method a sure usage limit, and disable information use when the restrict is exceeded. Update to Android Market with computerized updates and simpler-to-learn Terms and Conditions textual content. Increased ability of functions to access recordsdata on the SD card, e.g. for synchronization.
Recent activities screen with tasks as a substitute of applications, as much as a configured most of duties per utility. Camera utility now hundreds Google+ Photos as a substitute of Gallery when swiping away from the camera view. Android Runtime (ART) launched as a new experimental utility runtime setting, not enabled by default, as a alternative for the Dalvik digital machine.
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The update includes the April 2019 Android security patch, a new do not disturb mode, Gaming Mode 3.0, Google Lens integration in the camera app, and Google Duo integration in the phone app.