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Android 3.0 could launch as soon as October with 1GHz processor required

Android 3.0 could launch as soon as October with 1GHz processor required
With only the Nexus One gobbling up Froyo at the moment, is it premature to take a gander at the Gingerbread Man? According to Eldar Murtazin of mobile-review, the requirements necessary to get the Android 3.0 OS will mean the end of the line to some household names, including the Motorola DROID-arguably the phone that kicked the current run of Androidmania into high gear. It seems that the Gingerbread Man loves to munch on 1GHz chips which is one of the requirements for 3.0. 512MB of RAM is also a must as is a display of at least 3.5 inches. Just about all of the super spec'd models from HTC, Samsung  and Motorola would be eligible for upgrade. The main focus of Android 3.0 is expected to be to a UX that would eliminate the need for Sense, Motoblur or TouchWiz. According to Murtazin, the galley in Android 2.1 resembles the feel of Android 3.0. The spec requirements could lead to some Android owners deciding to upgrade to one of the newer 1GHz models faster than they might have otherwise. For DROID owners, coming to the end of the line might force them to make some hard decisions.

source: AndroidandMe


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