Android gets new features

In this edition of the Weekly Roundup we present some of the features coming up in Android 1.5, bring you more news about the next version of Microsoft Office and look at how Google is making its search faster.

Android 1.5, expected to come out at the end of April, is getting some visible changes to its interface, including a number of other enhancements. Amongst the new features introduced are video support, a faster web browser with copy-and-paste capabilities and more widgets. Google has also unveiled an Android 1.5 SDK to developers wishing to take advantage of the new features.

Microsoft has stated that the next version of Office will be available for both 32- and 64-bit processors. Broader testing for the product will commence by the end of the year in preparation for its release in early 2010.

In other news, the Redmond giant also revealed it's aiming to start distributing Internet Explorer 8 next week, to users who have the auto-update feature activated and Google came up with a new way to speed up its search.

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-- Posted by Lana Kovacevic