Android 3.0 Gingerbread report might have been rubbish

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Android 3.0 Gingerbread report might have been rubbish
We recently reported that mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin had passed along some information about Android 3.0, also known as Gingerbread. To refresh your memory, Murtazin had said that Gingerbread would launch in October and had requirements, namely that an Android handset had to have a 1GHz processor under the hood, 512MB of RAM and a 3.5 inch display or higher. Today, Dan Morrill refuted the whole story, and if anyone should know about Android, it is Morrill. After all, he is the Android Open Source and Compatibility Tech Lead. He is well connected when it comes to Android and in two tweets, he shot down Murtazin's information. One tweet said , "In summary, please remember that rumors are not official announcements." The second tweet said, "I love it when people just make stuff up and report it as news." That tweet included a link to a story about Murtazin's incorrect info. The best part of Morrill's refuting of the original story is that Motorola DROID owners get a reprieve for the moment about the Gingerbread update. Sure, we are jumping the gun-the handset is still waiting for Froyo-but knowing that there is still a chance that the first-gen DROID will not reach the end of the line with Android 2.2 might give current owners a little more breathing room before jumping to a 1GHz device.

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

source: AndroidGuys

Android 3.0 Gingerbread report might have been rubbish
Android 3.0 Gingerbread report might have been rubbish

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9 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Good. I started to believe that Android 3.0 was going to be the Windows Vista of Android in terms of hardware requirements..

8. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

good point ilia. I think google trying to make everyone happy,is pushing their OS 3 to far to fast. It would be alot better if Google slowed down alittle. Their OS would be better if they were to play a better way to make it work the right way.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reminds me of phonearena annoucing an iphone for verizon...

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and for sprint.. and for t-mobile... like every other day. it wasnt just phone arena though, this story ran through all the blogs. It still wouldnt suprise me if it were true. In fact, I'd like for it to be true. It would stop splintering and ensure that the android experience is top notch across all phones comming out. 1ghz seems like alot now, but next year every smartphone will probably have that or more.

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Actually, PhoneArena never announces anything. The site does a pretty good job of saying when things are rumors or that someone else is speculating that the iPhone is going somewhere. They've never said the phone or any phone is officially going somewhere unless the carrier or manufacturer officially announce it... So, I guess you've reported something untrue as well.

4. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ths is obviously a fake... gingerbread? are you kidding? theyre more catchy than that.

9. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Google likes to name their OSs' after food. I do not know if OS 3 will be better,but the name of a food with be merged with their OS 3.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

How about the ABDOMINAL 3.0 ANDROID OS?? lol....looking forward to 3.0 in a year or two....

7. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

really dude? as far as i can tell unless your a garbage tmobile customer the updates flow pretty well other then the 2.1 mix up with the moto droid, and even that was pretty fast as far as updates are concernd. We live in a "i need it yesterday" type world but have some appriciation for the actual device thats in your hand. 5 years ago what we do on our phones now wasnt even thought to be possible, so do me and everyone else a favor and stop bitching about a software upgrade, and enjoy what you have in your hand. I dont doubt the fact that 3.0 is coming and I will be as happy as the next guy when it does, but have some patience when it comes to this stuff, you whiney babies on this website simply WISH everything on here was truth, because you would have your 3.0 yesterday and three years ago the i phone would have been on verizon and any other rediculous garbage youve read here would be true as well. this is a simple website on the concept of what could be. if you dont like what they have to post or say, dont come to the site, its for entertainment and phone reviews. not all is malarky and some is true. take it for what its worth enjoy your phone that you take for granted every day and stop bitching.

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