Android 3.0 (Gingerbread)

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  1. htartisan

    htartisan New Member

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    I have been hearing some rumblings in the press about Android 3.0 (aka: Gingerbread). The early rumors sound great.

    - New 3D UI, similar to the latest Photo Gallery.
    - Supports 1380x768 screens.
    - Support for video chat.

    The latest info I have read says that the first builds of the new OS version will be put out in late Oct, and there will be new products in late Nov or early Dec being sold for the X-mas rush.

    Anyone heard anything else?

    The code for 3.0 must already be near completion. Has anyone seen a running demo yet?
     
  2. profmad

    profmad New Member

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    Why Android 3.0?
    Why not Android 2.3?
     
  3. Abe21599

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    2.2 isnt even out for all devices yet. and how do you plan on video chatting when theres only a camera on the back?

    just what google picked..
     
  4. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    You won't see Gingerbread in Oct.

    Let's let 2.2 finish rolling out to devices before we jump into more speculation :)
     
  5. Jejackson

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    I read that gingerbread was slated for october as well...but its probably more realistic in late november early december since that's phone buying season
     
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    does the droid 1 owners all have 2.2 update already and adobe flash 10.1 work with it
     
  7. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    Yes and yes. It's not a game changer. A lot of people are gonna be disappointed when they finally get 2.2 and realize it doesn't reinvent the wheel.
     
  8. Dave12308

    Dave12308 Silver Member

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    For the same reason Windows 95/98/ME was v4.x; XP/2000 was v5.x; and Vista/Win7 is v6.x

    It's a whole new version of the OS.
     
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    - New 3D UI, similar to the latest Photo Gallery.

    Who cares? The UI works fine.

    - Supports 1380x768 screens.

    My screen doesn't support that. Don't care.

    - Support for video chat.

    I have no front facing camera and if I did - I wouldn't care - I don't really want to do video chat.
     
  10. badog

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    Funny, I've been on 2.2 since it came out (I even played with it when it was leaked just to try it), and I still haven't installed flash. Right now I don't see the need for flash. Nothing I do has required it so why install it. Personally, I'd rather see an update to fix all the broken stuff 2.2 introduced & didn't fix instead of more features that will more than likely introduce more issues...My feeling on the droid OS is that it was designed and is updated by programmers that don't care about QC or customer feedback.

    I really like the phone, but it leaves a lot to be desired and has quite a few issues that should have been resolved by now...I don't see 3.0 fixing half the issues I see on the forums.
     
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    Hugh Jass Senior Member

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    Who cares about that stuff as much as performance and stability, these are the things that can be had with 3.0. Now we'll see if they deliver or not.
     
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    I have no issues with the phone at all.. maybe because I'm rooted, overclocked and with a good ROM.

    I haven't installed flash either. Why bother - who needs ads.

     
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