Gingerbread Features/Improvements Explained

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    You might not know this, but when it comes to Gingerbread, I am very uninformed. I do not know what the improvements will be, except for the Sony PS3 integration SE is promising, I am clueless... But this article is for people like me.

    The article talks about the changes that we should experience, the great improvements we should expect and some other things we should hope for.

    Here is a quick excerpt:

    Now go to their site and get the full improvement. Before you do so, keep in mind, if Froyo has already been rated better than iPhone software.... What shall happen with Gingerbread drops?

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    WoW cant wait.
     
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    Don't hold your breath with the ui 'enhancements' being a thing of the past. We're still going to have to wait for motorola to crap all over this release before we ever see it.
     
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    So full of optimism, aren't you? :)
     
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    Thanks Wen, nice report. Too bad it's an "insider" commentary rather than a confirmed story, but I'll take my Gingerbread (or is it "Garlic"?) any way I can get it!

    I am assuming that rooted users who overclock will have a better experience?

    Definitely good news, as far as creating a consistent user experience (I don't mind optional UI skins). But does "integrated into the core" mean that modded themes will be a problem?

    Completely, totally, not gonna happen. After our experiences with Eclair and Froyo, who really thinks anything is coming end of October? OK, let me restate: Google will RELEASE source in October, but no phone manufacturer (OH, and don't forget the carrier!) will have it ready before XMAS. Just being realistic here.

    -Matt
     
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    I thought I had read somewhere that Gingerbread was so awesome there would be no need for the UI enhancements (ie blur and sense).
     
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    They are making the UI much better, but it's up to the manufacturer to decided if they want to skin it, and we all know they will because they are morons.
     
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    Can't wait til the 3.0 roms to start rolling in!
     
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    Wonder if the DroidX will ever see this update. The DX specs will run it just fine, but will verizon update it or not since it is at the 'bottom' of the spectrum for the specs.
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't. Here's my take on this...the Droid X only got 2.2 last because, well, it was the last of the devices released that got the update. VZW went in order of phone releases, slightly straying due to the Droid 2 release.

    Droid 1 was released first, got 2.2 first.
    Droid 2 was being released during the 2.2 frenzy so I guess they went ahead and released the phone with 2.2 on it.
    Droid Incredible was 2nd released, so it go the next round of 2.2
    Droid X was released 3rd, so it got the last round.

    I predict they'll go in proper order for 3.0: D1 and DInc (if eligible...don't see why not), then DX, then D2.

    And yeah...even though they claim 3.0 will start being available at the end of October, I doubt Verizon devices will see it before the end of the year. I predict February at the earliest.
     
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    Ooh goodie! They will release the source in October? I hope so! That means Gingerbread AOSP ROMs for everyone! WOOHOO!! dancedroiddancedroiddancedroid
     
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    We would still need some sort of leak to get the proper drivers. If not, the 2.2 drivers might not be enough and a lot of hack work will have to happen.

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    Yeah, and Motorola and HTC are going to give up on the millions they've invested in foisting that on us to individualize their phones in a heartbeat? :)

    The DX got the 2.2 update last because it was a major pain in the butt getting Blur shoehorned in there and performing properly. Now they know how to do it better (D2 and X) and both of those will be getting the updates faster this time. Well, faster comparatively. Still have to build the things from the ground up, after all. :)
     
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    Yes it likely to be released by this month and Android fans are eying on it as everyone expecting much improved Android 3 OS.
     
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    Seeing that they got 3.0 to run on a Droid my guess is we will see a rom for the d1 at a minimum, if not for other phones too. It will be interesting to see if it is the last Android version the original moto-droid gets from the devs in our community. I'd guess the bulk of D1 owners will have gotten another phone by about this time next year, with another 6 months on top of that seeing the rest of the d1 owners upgrading.
     
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