Google releases Android Firmware 1.1 (RC33) patch notes

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We’ve known about the Android RC33 update’s flagship features, such as Latitude and voice search, for some time now. But what about all of the less obvious enhancements, API changes, and bug fixes that managed to sneak their way in?

A few of these incremental improvements have been discovered the good old fashion way, but Google has gone ahead and published the full bug fix/features lists for Firmware 1.1 alongside the updated SDK.

Check after the jump to see what’s gone down.

Resolved Issues

* AlarmClock alert now plays audio/vibe directly, rather than through AlarmManager. AlarmClock alert starts playing audio/vibe in its IntentReceiver, rather than on activity start. These changes should prevent alarms from being blocked by modal dialogs.
* Fixes to device sleep.
* Single tap no longer opens the in-call dialpad; users now need to touch and drag it.
* Fixes a bug causing approximately 1 in 25 outbound messages to freeze up the IMAP connection (to a Gmail based server) when transferred to the Sent folder.
* Removes automatic account setup entries that were broken or not testable. Adds minor fixes to a few of the remaining entries. Makes improvements to warning dialogs used for a few special cases.
* Changes default mail checking interval to every 15 minutes (instead of defaulting to “never”).
* Fixes password-quoting bugs in IMAP, so that users can include special characters in passwords (e.g. spaces).
* Fixes various errors in auto and manual account setup
* Improves reporting for various connection errors, making it easier for the user to diagnose failed account setups.
* Fixes new-mail notifications for POP3 accounts.
* Ensures proper auto-checking of accounts marked as “never check”.
* Now displays date and time using user preference (e.g. 24 hr vs. AM/PM).
* Now shows cc: in message view.
* Improves recovery from POP3 connection failures.
* POP3 parser rules loosened, so the application can work with non-compliant email servers.
* Removes green CALL button as a shortcut for “add a new call”.

New Features

* Maps: Adds details and reviews when a user does a search on Maps and clicks on a business to view it’s details.
* Dialer: In-call screen timeout default is now longer when using the speakerphone.
* Dialer: Adds a “Show dialpad” / “Hide dialpad” item to the in-call menu, to make it easier to discover the DTMF dialpad.
* Adds support for saving attachments from MMS
* Adds support for marquee in layouts.

API Changes
Overview

* Adds annotations for test systems, no actual (non-test) API changes.
* Adds a method to allow a process to easily determine its UID.
* Adds support for marquee in layouts.
* Adds new methods for determining padding in views. Useful if you are writing your own subclasses of View.
* Adds new permissions that allow an application to broadcast an SMS or WAP Push message.
* API cleanup: removes protected constructor from SDK-bound system images.

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