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Android logoGoogle has announced it will offer developers a first look at the newest version of the Android platform. Android OS 1.5 has been officially released on an “early-look” basis, bringing with it juicy new features like soft-keyboard support, speech recognition, homescreen widgets and live folders. As any self-respecting Android fan will be well aware, the new Android 1.5 update is largely based on work done by Android developers working on the Cupcake development branch. G1 owners will be happy to hear that the on-screen keyboard is now a reality!
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Android 1.1 includes fixes for voice search, viewing paid apps in the Marketplace, the alarm clock  and POP3 email improvements. There is a catch though - owners of the Android Dev Phone 1 will not be able to install any paid apps which use Android’s copy protection.

This is due to the Android Dev Phone 1 being rooted out of the box and thus able to read and write the folder protected applications are stored in. So although the Dev Phone 1 can access unprotected apps this probably will only be a handful.