May 23, 2013
Wayback Machine – A 2009 Video of Android 1.5 shows how far the operating system has come
Version 1.5 was officially called ‘Cupcake’ and when introduced in May of 2009 it was a time when Android was desperate to catch up with the iPhone and this release did just that. It featured an onscreen keyboard, smoother transitions, accelerometer based application rotation between landscape and portrait mode, a better web browser, widgets, and a tighter integration with Google services. Its amazing to see how Android Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich have evolved from the Cupcake.