Android Cupcake

Android Cupcake (version 1.5) is the third version of Android developed by Google, a major platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in April 2009, that is no longer supported. The release included new features for users and developers, as well as changes in the Android framework API. For developers, the Android 1.5 platform was available as a downloadable component for the Android SDK. Google ceased Android Market support for Android Cupcake on June 30, 2017.[2]

Android Cupcake
Version of the Android operating system
Android logo (2007-2014).svg
Android Cupcake home screen.jpg
Android 1.5 on a handset emulator
Initial releaseApril 27, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-04-27)[1]
Kernel typeMonolithic Kernel (Linux Kernel)
Preceded byAndroid 1.1
Succeeded byAndroid 1.6 "Donut"
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Support status

Android 1.5 included new features such as an on-screen keyboard and Bluetooth support as well as improvements to existing features such as UI changes for application management and several Google apps.[3]


New features introduced by Cupcake include the following:

  • Support for third-party virtual keyboards with text prediction and a user dictionary for custom words.
  • Support for Widgets – miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.[4]
  • Video recording and playback in MPEG-4 and 3GP formats.
  • Auto-pairing and stereo support for Bluetooth (A2DP and AVRCP profiles).
  • Copy and paste features in web browser.
  • User pictures shown for Favorites in Contacts.
  • Specific date/time stamp shown for events in call log, and one-touch access to a contact card from a call log event.
  • Animated screen transitions.
  • Auto-rotation option.
  • New stock boot animation.
  • Ability to upload videos to YouTube.
  • Ability to upload photos to Picasa.
  • Ability to check phone usage history.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Android 1.5 is here!".
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Android 1.5 Platform Highlights". Android. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "App Widgets". Android Developers. 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Phone Usage History". 101 Android. 2017. Archived from the original on February 23, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2017.

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