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.

The dashboard interface, for when it's mounted in your car.

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

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

The redesigned dialler.

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.

There's a new combined inbox that's colour-coded for when you have multiple email accounts.

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

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