A Visual Guide to Android 2.0: So Much Nicer

A Visual Guide to Android 2.0: So Much Nicer

The best thing about the Motorola Droid might just be Android 2.0. It got official yesterday, and Google showed off some highlights, but here’s a walkthrough if you wanna get a little closer. (You should, it’s pretty great.)

The new lock screen, which has a virtual spinning dial to unlock it.[imgclear]

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The dashboard interface, for when it’s mounted in your car.[imgclear]

The new Market (really from 1.6), but with the Verizon channel.[imgclear]

Layers are essentially data points layered on top of a map — a search for coffee places or service stations or whatever.[imgclear]

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The redesigned dialler.[imgclear]

Everybody with properly capitalised names and a thumbnail had their info automatically updated by Facebook. Some people, though they’re on Facebook, didn’t find a match. The bar with the icons shooting across is the new Quick Contact bar, which pops up when you tap the icon for a contact.[imgclear]

There’s a new combined inbox that’s colour-coded for when you have multiple email accounts.[imgclear]

The task manager — you can actually kill processes that are bogging down your phone now, but it’s buried in settings.