You can get your first taste of Gingerbread through Google Maps version 4.6

You can get your first taste of Gingerbread through Google Maps version 4.6
A few days ago we told you all you need to know about the new features in the Google Maps 4.6 update, but it seems that the application contains a subtle hint to what we can expect with Android 2.3, widely believed to be Gingerbread.

According to Freenode IRC member canadiancow, Google Maps 4.6 has a few icons and UI styling for Android's API level 9 that are indentified with Android 2.3. Just to illustrate, Froyo, being Android 2.2, is correspondent to API level 8, while Donut (Android 1.6) is corespondent to API level 4.

canadiancow decided to change the build.prop file and managed to unveil the new UI styling of Android 2.3. You can see on the pictures below the difference between the two (left – Gingerbread, right – Froyo).

This is a little bit like the Cow Level of Blizzard's Diablo – not a big deal, but still nice to see and a first taste of the Gingerbread flavour. We hope we will see its full capabilities very, very soon.

source: Androidgynous via AndroidPolice



1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

ahhh going with the fresher 2D look now. i like. i like. 8D

2. RobC unregistered

Thanks for the Diablo mention, not the cravings are back. I've been playing Diablo II again in anticipation of the third outing. The past three weeks have been a blur. Thanks Blizzard. Oh and I hate to be a stickler, but Secret Cow Level is in DII...I'm just sayin'.

3. Ellery unregistered

"2.3 is widely believed to be Gingerbread?" they kinda put a large gingerbread man outside their HQ, didn't they? XD

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