Cupacke screenshots – but not ready

By: T-Marco January 22nd, 2009

I bet every single owner of the T-Mobile G1 and also new futures ones are expecting the new cupcake update for the G1. But when it is going to be ready and available for public..well, no yet like this article says. But today Arron La (blog) showed us some screenshots of the new Cupcake upgrade coming, “soon”,.

[Cupcake] was a parallel branch that was used for further development while [the Android team] took on the task of converting a main code branch into an open source format. They merged it back when they were done with the open source transition, not because the engineers working on cupcake had produced a final solid product-worthy result. So, some “works in progress” that had been going on in a dead end parallel branch was merged into master. That doesn’t mean it is ready for release.

Here are the new improvements :

1. New Local Setting Page – Gives you option to pick different locales and pick different text inputs.

2. New Option to view running and third party applications – An option to view running and third party applications from the normal application list. Does not provide a way to terminate them.

3. New windows opening/closing animation effect – a new popping effect when windows are opened/closed.

4. New default notepad – a very simple and ugly default notepad.

5. New Global Time application – not sure if it will be provided by T-Mobile but it’s just a rotating Earth and I couldn’t get it to do anything else.

6. New Spare Parts Application – Once again not sure if the official version will have this, but it provides a number of extra settings such as setting windows animation and transition animation speed, font size, end button behavior and etc. It also has a “display rotation” option which supposedly should allow auto-rotate base on orientation across the entire os, but it is not currently working.

7. New Virtual Keyboard (as seen on video -ed.)- The virtual keyboard will pop up on every edit box. I didn’t feel any haptic feedback but I am thinking that it’s just not there on the example keyboard.

Because the phone does not auto-rotate (an option exists but it doesn’t work), it’s very hard to type on it. The sample keyboard also does not provide auto-corrections.

8. Slightly better looking buttons with more shadow.

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7 Responses to “Cupacke screenshots – but not ready”

  1. David Grenovich on January 23rd, 2009 2:22 pm

    I will admit the G1 was released as a new born baby and with proper nurishment it should grow up and become a well behaved adult. With all the updates the most needed one Flash player is 2nd to none Bluetooth options enabled and fix the bugs Cupcake can kiss my well need I say more. So get the big picture T-Mobile and fix the *#@$ phone. I started out in 1994 with Aerial and have been part of this family ever since so if you have any questions call me I’m an expert THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. T-Mobile Rocks. PS forgot to add camera video option.

  2. Charles Allen on January 27th, 2009 12:19 pm

    I find the current keeps too recessed in the keyboard and have a hard time with some of them when I type. Also with the SMS feature it is too restrictive on message size unlike my I-phone. And please make the virtual keyboard rotate to the horzonital and vertial orientation as those I have tried with vertical only are way to small to use .

  3. Try the Android Cupcake : T Mobile News & Phone Reviews From Cell Phone Signal on January 27th, 2009 3:24 pm

    [...] You can watch the screencast showing a few of the new features here. [...]

  4. David Grenovich on January 28th, 2009 1:58 pm

    The G1 desperately need this update and please don’t leave out anything also to let everyone know don’t expect to much at 1st the G1 has to grow. So be patient as you would with any child. The future for the G1 is bright,. To share a moment with everyone I was at the store to print my photos and had to take out SD card to do so could not use bluetooth I was so embarrassed because their were other people showing me up. So please don’t forget to enable the options for this and if possible upload photo from phone when your in a site that gives you the option to do so. I’m I asking too much. Thanks again. DG…4ever T-Mobile

  5. T-Mobile G1 update RC-33 coming this Feb 5th : T Mobile News & Phone Reviews From Cell Phone Signal on February 3rd, 2009 12:53 am

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  6. Edward on March 18th, 2009 7:37 pm

    Where are you people getting your info from? What are you talking about a Cupcake update? Theres no such thing and there wont every be for the HTC DREAM (G1). Android OS doesn’t support a update like that. That so called CUPCAKE UPDATE you people are referring to is going to be part of the a different Android OS devices. What they have in this “update” doesn’t meet system requirements on the G1. So if you try to put in on your G1 there could be problems. Seriously who ever keeps saying theres a CUPCAKE update for the G1 your Stupid and for whoever came up with that rumor your completely stupid. Come on people have you seen Tmobile? Google? Or HTC? Officially say anything about a Cupcake update for the G1? Only thing that will be coming out is RC. The next thing thats coming out for the G1 is a video player.

  7. tom cruz on April 27th, 2009 8:36 pm

    I just bot da t mobile g1 and I luv it but I wood very like a touch screen ceybored but yup so yeah dats it and cupcake rules I’ve seen da prototype and it awesome

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