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Android Gingerbread SDK to arrive next week?

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Android Gingerbread SDK to arrive next week?
Thing are moving very quickly now as we head to the last few months of 2010. It  has been an incredible year for Android and Google's open source OS appears ready to continue taking market share from all of the other mobile platforms. One way that Google has been able to achieve this is by constantly upgrading the software. Think of how fast we have seen Android go from Donut to Eclair and Froyo. Now, the Gingerbread SDK is expected to be released next week and as we reported, there is already talk about a Motorola handset becoming the flagship for the build.

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.

source: AndroidPolice

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

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?

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 20:33

4. Supraman (unregistered)

And GPU accelerated UI. Which pretty much means that the UI is gonna be just as snappy as the iPHone

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 17:35

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 19:53

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2010, 21:33

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?

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 06:21

6. Nah Nah Nah (unregistered)

Hey Sony Ericsson, you don't need to read this article, as you are still outing 1.6 devices.

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 07:35

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

your comment is irrelevant to this article

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 09:48

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?

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 14:43

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!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Oct 2010, 20:47

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!!!

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