Android 1.5 Gains Ability to Upload Video to YouTube and Photos to Picasa

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Screenshot courtesy of Google

The inability to record video on an iPhone (without jailbreaking it) has always mystified me. But, I was even more mystified when the Google Android based T-Mobile G1 appeared without video recording capabilities either. It was an obvious way to one-up the iPhone out of the box and a natural tie-in to the Google-owned YouTube video sharing service. Well, according to the official Google Mobile Blog, this has been fixed with Android 1.5…

YouTube uploads and more now available on Android

Google Android based phones will also be able to…

– Upload photos directly to Picasa Web Albums
– Multi-thread selection in Gmail
– Improved speech recognition for searching by voice