Don't expect Android's 'Cupcake' update

Rumors have been flying back since last year that Google has been working on an update for it's Android smartphone OS, codenamed 'Cupcake', which would be chock full of fixes and features, such as the ability to copy and paste from web browsers.

Well, this update very well may be on the way, but it certainly isn't this aforementioned 'Cupcake'. Not at all; it's actually a tool used by Google to help develop the firmware for Android, as told by Roy Furchgott of the New York Times. This isn't a rumor -- word comes from a Google spokesperson, who said, "Cupcake is a tool that we are using to develop future versions of Android". Furchgott said,"Cupcake is not a product, it's a name for a repository where developers submit code that may be incorporated in future Android updates."

The latest update for Android, 1.1 RC33, brought the ability to save attachments from MMS messages, as well as Google's Voice Search.

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GP007 said,
Oh great, so basically, Google wants people to do their work for them,then add that back into Android. *shrug*

Yeah it is great. Allows to community to build the platform they want to use.

GP007 said,
Oh great, so basically, Google wants people to do their work for them,then add that back into Android. *shrug*

So if there's a REALLY obvious missing feature, someone can add it themselves and soon enough everyone will get it. Compared to the likes of Windows Mobile or the iPhone where if you want a feature that's missing, you usually have to buy an app to do it (and even then you can't be sure it'll be possible).