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Phandroid leaks first Gingerbread Details

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    Who's hungry for some gingerbread? I certainly am! Today Phandroid posts the first details on the future version of Android OS aka Gingerbread. You can't tell much by the blurry photo above, but it's a shot of the Nexus one running the new OS. One of the most significant changes in the upcoming version is rumored to be a graphical overhaul of the interface with redesigned icons, more green and warmer colors. I know some good themers if they need some ideas :)

    Not only is Google concentrating on looks, but wanting to change the overall feel of apps to seem more integrated with the OS instead of just add-ons. A complete youtube overhaul is expected that might take some new features from Google TV such as "lean back". We could also see a new Google Video chat icon appearing in the list of apps that is very similar to the desktop version. Now I can see why some of these tablet manufactures might be holding off until this is actually released. Head on over to Phandroid.com to get all the details!

    Source: [Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details | Android Phone Fans
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    Looks pretty much like the old 2.2 from what I see. Hope its not.
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    My thoughts exactly. I really hope its different
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    Sounds like it may appeal to the sense crowd . Should be interesting.

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    That picture is absolutely useless.
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    any word on system requirements to run Gingerbread?
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    That is a pic of the homescreen. They are meant to be pretty much blank so you can add what you want. Otherwise, I don't see where your assumtion comes from. Everything looks different to me..

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    People fail to read is why. Article clearly talks about the differences.


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    Thanks Dan.

    The first sentence under the photo in the link to Phandroid clarifies "snapshot of this thing in the wild is as blurry as blurry can get, but we’re working on getting more. At first glance, the graphical changes will be especially noticeable on the notification bar"
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    I dont care if the UI is the same as FroYo, I like to hear about the internal improvements and things like GVoice over WiFi and Video in GTalk.
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    Oh my goodness....is the task bar no longer - gasp - white?!? The humanity!!!
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    My question:

    Will Google or Motorola put the 3D app drawer back from the early FroYo leaks for the Droid 1? I loved that.
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    Glad to see all the improvements. If you look real close you can see an itunes app. LOL
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    The article says Hardware Acceleration could possibly be in Gingerbread. If Android could be as smooth as iOS, I'd just die.
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    Idk. The 3D app drawer is a resource hog. Maybe with these newer devices with better hardware they might consider it.
    Um, WHERE??
    Agreed. This would help significantly. I can't wait for this redone UI.
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    hardware acceleration would be awesome especially if it does end up coming to D1... im a sucker for iOS eye candy, but i love android! a mix would be amazing.
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    If they do get hardware acceleration on there then the resource demands for the app drawer goes down, correct? More likely to have the 3D drawer. (Wishful thinking, I know, but I loved it!) :)
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    I wonder if the DINC HD will launch with ginger bread now that it has been delayed? What other phones will launch with 2.3?
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    I know I won't be purchasing a new phone unless it's loaded with GB... it's so close, and now that devices have been pushed til after the 1st of the year I see no reason why they shouldn't have GB. If I'm gonna have to wait... they can at least get it right :)
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    Makes you wonder if GB was part of the reason to push the DINC HD. I mean - if you are going to take a great phone and make it better with LTE why not add GB to it and make it the best phone on the market?!