Android 2.3 Gingerbread new features

Android 2.3 brings active task management and is geared towards making Android a popular gaming platform. Gingerbread has a touched-up interface, and now supports NFC chips, motion sensors, multiple cameras, and sound mixing, among others...
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12 Comments

1. ghost_uwi

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

so no wifi proxy support ? darn ...

3. chrsp

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

am I the only one who doesn't understand why support for extra large screens needs to be "implemented"?? Not like it makes a difference to the OS, the OS is only affected by the display resolution, which is irrelevant to the display size..

4. calamazoo unregistered

The list with the supported resolutions hasn't been updated yet in the emulator, but Gingerbread gets up to at least 1280x800, as the developers' guide reads: "Devices with extra large screens are tablet-sized or larger, so you should pay close attention to how usable your application is on such screens. You might want to design new layouts specifically for extra large screens, to address usability aspects such as the location and size of buttons in your UI. To test your application on an extra large screen, create an AVD targeted to Android 2.3 with a high resolution, such as 1280 x 800, and the default density of 160dpi."

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

chrsp, "extra large screens" and "higher resolutions" are the same thing. They were just saying it in laymens terms so people understand it. your not going to put a 1200x800 resolution display on a 3.5 in screen.. u wouldnt be able to read it!! lol.

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

So not excited for this. I'm no developer. And most people that buy android aren't either. No real end user features that are worth noting to the average Joe. None that will effect him now anyway. The media should learn to only add hype when the product is worth it.

7. sillyname unregistered

so improvements to developers are something we should not care for? may i remember you that the third party apps you get from any market has to be created by developers, so adding extra features for better development will turn into better apps for the end user, so now developers can create more apps that will use this features in order to make US end users better programs. in the end a win for developers is a win for end users too... hopefully will start seeing apps that use new stuff

6. rafaelinux

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2009

@clevername 1) AFFECT. 2) It's a new version of the OS of your phone, not a raise on your job. Who cares?

8. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

Hardly a revolution is it. What happened to Blindtype the great T9 input system, they bought the company last year and took the website offline.

10. Randy unregistered

I'm glad for the improvements they're constantly making to the system, but why can't they figure out how they want the OS to look? Every time they release an update, it seems they're going in a different direction (although not drastic). Now it looks like they're now going more geometric and flat, but it's not at all consistent. Look at the new market they're pushing out; it's bright and colorful with curves or look at the Gallery app which really doesn't seem to fit in with anything else Google has in Android. I love my Droid, but seriously, Google has to work on consistency.

11. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

if you want consistency, buy an iphone or blackberry. Android is weird, but its worth the quirks imo.

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