Android 2.2: Badly-needed Improvements to Audio, Touch, More; What’s Missing (UPDATED)

Yes, I admit it’s getting better. And that could mean more choices for creative music software makers. Photo (CC-BY) Pittaya Sroilong. Android 2.2 boasts enormous boosts to performance in Java, JavaScript, and the browser, plus nice end-user features like tethering and tons of developer goodies. But developers interested in pushing the multimedia capabilities of the OS have been eager for some specific good news – particularly with Android a candidate for tablets and new embedded platforms (think new, Android-powered DIY music gadgets). 2.2 isn’t likely to satisfy all those concerns, but it is a step forward. There are some subtle …

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