Android Knows When To Fold(er) ‘Em

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The iPhone's not the only smartphone in town whose OS is getting the fine-toothed comb treatment.

Google just dropped an early version of the SDK for Android 1.5, and it's the "Live Folders" feature that has the code monkeys going up and down.

Live Folders are essentially shortcut views into a folder on the phone; they allow you to
view all the contents of your e-books, e-mails,
RSS feeds, and playlists for example, without launching the parent application. They'll also update in real time, with on-screen alerts.

According to Google, developers will have the option to make the folders read-only, or they could launch the parent app for a selected folder entry.

[Via CNET]

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