Android Gingerbread SDK to arrive next week?
There has been speculation that Gingerbread will be Android 2.5 with the 3.0 Honeycomb version built for tablets. It has been a mere 5 months since the release of Froyo, and already the talk is moving to a possible Honeycomb launch in Q1 of 2011. Getting the new API calls for Gingerbread next week will allow for a look at some of the new functionality and a view of stock Gingerbread before the carriers put their overlays on top of it.
At this point, it would seem that the big question is if Windows Phone 7 can slow down the Android train. Another possible speed bump could be a Verizon branded version of the Apple iPhone. This would have the effect of slowing down Android right where the green robot gets plenty of its revenue from.
1. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
ok, i love android but seriously they change the newest version so much i feel like no matter what i have its going to b lame in like 6 hours when the newer software update launches. and yes i am ignorant here....or forgetful. whats so cool about gingerbread (besides it being tastey)? Froyo got me flash whats gingerbread bring to the table?
4. Supraman (unregistered)
And GPU accelerated UI. Which pretty much means that the UI is gonna be just as snappy as the iPHone
2. whitman5115 (Posts: 28; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
gingerbread should bring about a better looking ui that won't need a skin layered on top. They are also suppose to work on the media interface and maybe introduce google music also. Making the UI easier to navigate is one of the main objectives.
3. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
perhaps even Google T.V.! ^-^ well i hope it brings some interesting improvements to the table. if it wasn't for having Flash Player 10.1 i'd maybe think about going to WP7.
5. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
how about a list of phones that will be covered under this.. (the ones that will get the 2.5 gingerbread) any word on that?
6. Nah Nah Nah (unregistered)
Hey Sony Ericsson, you don't need to read this article, as you are still outing 1.6 devices.
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
your comment is irrelevant to this article
8. Nah Nah Nah (unregistered)
no, it was just a general piece of humour or sarcasm, depending how you see it, if it is not relevant then you can just delete it?
9. depeer (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2010)
It's relevant allright! Make the branding (HTC's Sense for example) simple (as an app?) to profit from this rapid OS development by providing quick upgrades, this (open source) is what makes Android special!!!!!!!!!!
10. android lover (unregistered)
i cant wait to see what android 2.5 has in store! im an android lover since the g1 and im still loving it! but ill admit, android needs more GAMES!!!