Android 3.0 Gingerbread Details Emerge

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

  1. kodiak799

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    Speed will not be the issue, but RAM will. Seems like many are already running into an issue with the RAM, so pack in a few extra goodies in Gingerbread and something has to give.
     
  2. Shadez

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    I just kinda noticed this:

    Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released in mid- October (around 15 -16th), 2010. First handsets shipping in November/December – for the Holiday Season.

    If its being released in Oct, it would run on the droid x right? And other phones 1 ghz or higher, so what handsets are they referring to that will be released in Dec? I know the pro is scheduled to be released around then but why do they associate new handsets with a system update..??
     
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    I VOTE ROOT...

    this is just like the G1 not supposed to be running Froyo. I know the development teams will have our backs.
     
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    Guess this is reason enough to buy a new phone at the end of the year.

    Can I say dual-core gingerbread? :D
     
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    Looks like I may hold off on the Droid X and wait for the 2ghz beast :)
     
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    I hope that verizon gets either a dual-core or 2Ghz OMAP. That will certainly give some room for growth.
     
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    suddenly I don't feel as frustrated that I'm not eligible for the early upgrade on the Droid X. I guess July next year I'll be getting the best of the best. God only knows what that will be.
     
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    Get the X to hold you over until these 2ghz phones are released!
     
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    My Droid is already comparable in many ways. The few things I do care about are not worth the upgrade for $600.
     
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    To each his own!
     
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    that bull, i'm sorry, but it is. my motorola droid which was cutting edge 4 months ago wont even be relevant for a year after its launch? it will stop getting updates less than a year after its released. is this a joke? it was the flagship verizon droid. everyone said it would keep getting updates. well thats fantastic. that kind of thing really annoys me.
    i want to get a new android phone, but if i buy a phone at retail for $600 i want to be getting updates for more than 10 months. i would say we should get updates for 2 years, or if verizon doesnt want to do that, then make our plans for only a year, because that's when we get updates.
    i think i have a right to be somewhat upset about this too, i dont know why other people dont think this is ridiculous. i mean, when should i udgrade to a better phone? will any phone stay relevant (enough to get updates) for the full two years? (i'm tempted to add "or should i get an iphone",, but to be honest i dont actually want that ;) )
     
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    Well how do you think the people with a hero or an eris who won't even be getting 2.2? This is how android works. Do you see what specs are needed for 3.0? Our phone isn't even close. 2.2 will out perform 3.0 on a stock Droid anyday, just because of how much 3.0 is going to change things. Those changes are going to need better hardware, which our phone doesn't have. Those people with iPhones do get updates, but how do you think those with iPhone 3Gs who don't even get what iOS 4 promised? They get folders, yeah, but what about multitasking. They were left out of that. Also the 3GS probably won't be able to handle the next big iOS (5?) because of hardware limitations.