Gingerbread's rumored Dec. 6th launch gains traction thanks to Notion Ink

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  1. Preach2k

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    Gingerbread's rumored Dec. 6th launch gains traction thanks to Notion Ink

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    Rumors of Gingerbread's launch date have been a dime a dozen as of late and, because there have been so many (and because they've all been wrong), it's been hard to put much faith in any of them. The latest rumor is that Android 2.3 will launch on Monday, December 6th, at the D: Dive Into Mobile event. We were a bit hesitant to believe the speculation at first, but now this rumor has gotten a jolt of life thanks to a blog post from Notion Ink. While announcing that all six variants of their Adam tablet had passed the FCC, the company slipped in the following bit of information:

    6th December is another big day for Android and you will find out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible with 2.3)

    It's certainly no confirmation from Google, but that one sentence from Notion Ink has reignited the rumor mill. When you remember that on November 15th, Eric Schmidt said that Gingerbread would be coming in a "few weeks," the possibility of getting a GIngerbread treat on Monday looks even better. Still, this is all a rumor at this point, so be sure to keep a bit of salt nearby. So with this latest news, what do you all think about December 6th as G-Day?

    Via Androinica, Notion Ink


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    I'm looking forward to seeing Gingerbread hitting devices. Should be some exciting times coming up for Android users.
     
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    CK, do you still think the d1 non-rooted phones will see some form of it?
     
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    The D1 is still a Dev phone due to the vanilla Android that it runs on.

    So there's a chance. I give it approximately 40% at this point.
     
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    any chance the D1 gets it? is there anything we could do if motorolla decides we dont get it?
     
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    See my above post. Also, at that point you'll have to root and install a ROM.
     
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    Such a good question. I think we will not for a variety of reasons and from the looks of it the only update they will be pushing out to us (OG Droid owners) is FRG83D.

    I'd be very surprised if we got it.
     
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    I'm a little more optimistic about it than you are, CK, but since the SDK hasn't even dropped yet (unless I missed something), then even Motorola doesn't have the code to play with yet. We shall see -- there isn't another Dev phone with vanilla Android on it except the N1 yet. :) (Again, unless I missed something. ;))
     
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    I'm fairly certain that manufacturers have access to the google source before it is available to the public. :reddroid:
     
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    I dont expect non rooted users to get this pushed to their phone. Now us rooted folk, thats a different story. Although it remains to be seen if the d1 will even be able to handle a gingerbread rom well enough to make it viable for everyday use (and not everyday sluggish use!)
     
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    Say it did come to Moto D1 phones. For those of us who are rooted (I run basically a vanilla root, the basic 2.2 but... rooted.) Would a rooted version of it be developed that we would have to install like any other ROM? Given the dev community of this phone, I wouldn't be surprised, but still I'm wondering.

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    Yeah I am sure you will still have your stock rooted roms but also the dev's will incorporate it into their own Rom's as well.