Android 2.1 is just a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in January 2010. This release includes some new API changes and bug fixes to its previous version, Android 2.0.
New features in Android 2.1 are:
- Addition of Live Wallpapers.
- A New App Launcher.
- Voice Recognition.
- More number of Home Screens.
- Some WebKit changes like manipulating web storage databases, getting Geolocation permissions and setting them on the WebView etc.
- New methods for managing settings for app cache, web storage,zooming based on screen density.
- New methods for handling video, browsing history, custom Views, app cache limits, and more.