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Android 3.0 Gingerbread Details Emerge

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Shadez, Jun 30, 2010.

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    [​IMG]30. Jun, 2010 written by Staska / unwiredview.com[​IMG]0 Comments


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    We’ve been hearing about the upcoming Android Gingerbread release in Q4 for a while now. And also how the new Android user interface will blow our socks off.


    Still, everyone’s been pretty sketchy about exact details of what’s actually coming to Android Gingerbread. Until now.
    Mobile-review.com’s Eldar Murtazin just went and spilled a boatload of interesting details about the upcoming Android Gingerbread release. Don’t run searching for these details to his blog or his main site, you won’t find anything there yet.


    Eldar did all the spilling in his Russian podcast “Digestiv”. It’s audio only, so Google Translate won’t help you much. If you do not speak Russian, you’ll have to trust me on this.

    Here we go:

    • Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released in mid- October (around 15 -16th), 2010. First handsets shipping in November/December – for the Holiday Season.
    • Minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB or RAM, displays from 3.5” and higher. (We all, of course, heard that Android handsets with 2GHz CPU’s are coming)
    • New 1280×760 resolution available for the devices with displays of 4” and higher. (Anyone thinking about Android tablets now? )
    • Completely revamped user interface. If you want to get a feeling of what Android 3.0 Gingerbread UX is like, check out the on Nexus One. The same overall feel, light animated transitions,etc. Natively, through all the UI.
    • Android’s split into 2 branches becomes official. 3.0 for top of the line/high end devices. Cheap, low-end mass market handsets will keep Android 2.1/2.2
    Eldar also confirmed my musings about the death of third party User Interface shells like HTC Sense, MotoBlur, etc;. Android 3.0 basically kills the need for them.


    Still, there’s some hope for third party vendors here – while Google takes over the UI on the high end, vendors get to keep their UI shells/improvements on mass market Android smartphones, running Eclair or Froyo.

    androidheadilnes.com
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    Well guess alot of us will need to upgrade or root for Gingerbread..
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    Based on the minimum requirements for 3.0, the Droid won't be eligible to receive the update. I think that alone will push a lot of people to upgrade their phones.
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    Quite interesting and exciting.

    Looks like the original MOTO Droid will be getting its last update with Froyo. Oh well. By next March or so, I will be ready to upgrade to a newer, more powerful Droid.
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    In before page 387.

    Looks interesting enough to me. Good thing I decided to upgrade anyway ;)
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    I'm due for upgrade in Jan so I will be.

    That video looks like the exact same gallery as 2.2 to me, at least pretty close.
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    I was wondering what update would be the first that the Moto Droid wouldn't be getting, this is the first the device I've ever had that I will be a little reluctant to upgrade. Right now my droid does more than I could have asked for. Overall I can't wait to see what kind of tablets hit the market.
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    I cannot wait until december.. With the 2ghz beast coming out with a completely overhauled UI, how can i not upgrade?
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    whoa, whoa, whoa, will that mean that the Droid Pro will be running Gingerbread???:yeahbaby01: I also wonder if big red will let you upgrade early like they are with the Droid X. I may just be wishing and hoping, but that is awesome, can someone remind how often does APPLE come out with new OS's....once a year... here we have android coming out with three in one year.... :yahoo:just my thoughts......
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    This news makes me rethink my desire to get the Droid X and hold out for the next launch of phones. I don't want a minimum requirement phone running GB :)
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    Likely that is there major push for upgrades. Smartphones are getting more like PC's every day.
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    LOL! OMG that is rich! First the Verizon iPhone rumor and now Gingerbread will need a 1 Ghz phone with uber RAM and a small fusion reactor! Seriously? Seeing how Android works and knowing its' internals, thank you AOSP, we know that this is probably false. Granted it may not be able to run on a legacy device like the G1 or similar but otherwise shouldn't be a problem. Kinda like the G1 will NEVER be able to run Froyo... really? Guess again. Same goes for this crap. Moto Droid will probably be the lower end of the spectrum when Gingerbread is released but don't think it won't run it.
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    Sorry but I can't help but think this is just BS.
    Why?
    Google has repeatedly stated, on numerous situations, that it wants to solve the problem of fragmentation on Android. Keeping older phones on Froyo and have another major release for high-end phones is not the answer.
    Are they also going to force developers to make apps on the current SDK, and also make another version of their apps for the updated SDK on GB?

    Hope Google confirms or denies this so it can keep us from second-guessing this :p
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    Don't shoot the messenger :)
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    my thoughts exactly... :icon_ banana::icon_ banana:Droid PRO:icon_eek:
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    You think non-rooted Moto Droids will see 3.0? I doubt it.
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    There's no way 4G will be in MY area this year, so I am fine with getting the X now. If the new LTE network comes my way in the 1Q of 2011 and has positive reviews, I will use my upgrade and get a new 4G capable phone. I guess this is one of the few benefits of playing full retail on the X.
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    Yea this is off topic but..

    G1 to get Froyo?
    [​IMG]30. Jun, 2010 written by Andrew Kameka | Androinica.com[​IMG]0



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    Since Froyo was open-sourced last week, the number one question that people have asked is “Will my G1 get Froyo?” I’d love to give an emphatic ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as a reply, but carrier flip-flopping and silence on these issues makes that impossible.


    However, comments from Google team members make it seem highly unlikely that the G1 will get Android 2.2, and no one should be surprised by this. After all, two major Android updates have passed since the G1 received Android 1.6, and T-Mobile hasn’t applied either update to the phone. They’ve been eerily silent on the issue, repeating the company line that it’s “Exploring options” whenever someone asked. Some sites are reporting that there’s a slight chance that the HTC Dream could be upgraded based on the following comments from Android team member Jean-Baptiste Queru.
    We’ve also incorporated into the core platform all the configuration files necessary to build the source code of Android Open-Source Project on its own. You can now build and boot a fully open-source system image out of the box, for the emulator, as well as for Dream (ADP1), Sapphire (ADP2), and Passion (Nexus One).
    I wouldn’t consider that a ringing endorsement that Froyo could officially come to the G1 (HTC Dream); it’s just saying that the source code for Froyo makes it possible to build a ROM that could fit on the phone. We’ve always known that since custom ROM-makers have been building their own Android flavors that fit on the G1, usually through removing features and portions of the software. Carriers are less likely to take that approach, making it tough to think T-Mobile will be able to get Android 2.2 onto the first Android phone.


    Watch this video from Google I/O addressing this very issue and you’ll see why chances are slim – reallyslim – that early adopters will be able to get Froyo without rooting their phone and installing a third-party ROM.
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    You never know. With Google rumored to be dropping Gingerbread in October to be released on handsets in December it may very well come to the Droid. Not to mention with all this talk about SMOOTH and lighted UIs that would mean that there has to be some level of GPU acceleration. In which case the Droid fits in due to the PowerVR SGX 530 that it houses. Did you also notice the resolution? Me thinks tablet not phone with that kind of resolution.