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Android Eclair

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Android Eclair
A version of the Android operating system
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Android 2.1 Eclair running on a Nexus One
Developer Google
Initial release October 23, 2009; 6 years ago (2009-10-23)
Latest release 2.1 (EPF21B) [1] / January 12, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-01-12)
Preceded by Android 1.6 "Donut"
Succeeded by Android 2.2 "Froyo"
Official website
Support status

Android 2.0–2.1 "Eclair" is a discontinued version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. Unveiled on October 26, 2009, Android 2.1 builds upon the significant changes made by Android 1.6 "Donut".[2] Two major additions in Eclair were support for near field communication (NFC) (used in mobile payment solutions) and session initiation protocol (SIP) (used in VoIP internet telephony).


User experience[edit]

The default home screen of Eclair displays a persistent Google Search bar across the top of the screen. The camera app was also redesigned with numerous new camera features, including flash support, digital zoom, scene mode, white balance, color effect and macro focus. The photo gallery app also contains basic photo editing tools. Addition of live wallpapers, allowing the animation of home-screen background images to show movement.


Android Eclair inherits platform additions from Donut, and also adds support for near-field communication (NFC), ability to search all saved SMS and MMS messages, improved Google Maps 3.1.2.[3] The operating system also provides improved typing speed on virtual keyboard, along with new accessibility, calendar, and virtual private network APIs. For internet browsing, Android Eclair also adds support for HTML5, refreshed browser UI with bookmark thumbnails and double-tap zoom.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Android 2.1, Release 1". Android Developers. Archived from the original on January 15, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Android 2.0, Release 1 | Android Developers". Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  3. ^ Wauters, Robin (16 December 2009). "Google: Actually, We Count Only 16,000 Apps in Android Market". TechCrunch. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Android 2.0, Release 1 | Android Developers". Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
Preceded by
Android 1
Android 2
Succeeded by
Android 3