The Recipe for Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Following the Froyo, Google has dropped another clue of their next culinary move. Another sweet offering is coming the Android users' way, as the Gingerbread is set to be released soon.
With rumors coming around about Google’s Android 2.3, the company has dropped yet another clue that their next iteration of the mobile OS is ready to be served. And now that the search engine giant is done baking the Gingerbread Man, what can the users expect upon the ideally imminent release of the upgraded OS?
For Android 2.3, the user interface will be shuffled a bit. Android’s native applications will appear more of an integrated part rather than an add-on accessories. The Gingerbread will have a cleaner UI, redesigned icons, more prominent carrier branding, and an increased use of the color green. It is also confirmed that the upcoming Android OS will have a WebM video playback support. In addition to these, the Android 2.3 will also have an improved copy and paste.
Video chat is allegedly integrated into the Gingerbread OS, given that Apple’s FaceTime service was made an industry standard. Another allegation is that Google also intends to include VoIP service directly to its mobile OS. It has also been rumored that the Android 2.3 will feature a music store in the Android Market, and support for Google TV.
And while it’s the Samsung Nexus S that was originally whispered to be hitting the market with the said OS, it seems like Nexus One will be the first Android 2.3 phone. According to Open Handset Alliance’s Alvaro Vasquez’s recent tweet (translated from original language): “Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days:-D”.
It’s obvious that Google is working hard to make the Gingerbread release to be enjoyable. And with pictures currently making round in the market, the Android 2.3 is confirmed to be coming to Android users very soon.