We havenâ€™t fully received Froyo yet and Gingerbread is the current hot topic around the web. This time around we get more details on the upcoming Gingerbread release. First, 3.0 has been the version number tossed around for quite some time now. In fact, Gingerbread could be Android version 2.5, no one but Google knows this. And, the requirements are not minimum, they are just recommended so if your handset does have all the specs, it could still see some form of Gingerbread. Froyo will be the designated Os for low-end device. Thatâ€™s not really bad, Android 2.2 is a huge leap and is packed with features.
- Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released in mid- October (around 15 -16th), 2010. First handsets shipping in November/DecemberÂ â€“ for the Holiday Season.
- Minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB or RAM, displays from 3.5â€ and higher. Â (We all, of course, heard that Android handsets with 2GHz CPUâ€™s are coming)
- New 1280Ã—760 resolutionÂ available for the devices with displays of 4â€ and higher. (Anyone thinking about Android tablets now? )
- Completely revampedÂ user interface. If you want to get a feeling of what Android 3.0 Gingerbread UX is like, check out the GalleryÂ Â App on Nexus One. The same overall feel, light animated transitions,etc. Natively, through all the UI.
- Androidâ€™s split into 2Â branches becomes official. 3.0 for top of the line/high end devices. Cheap, low-end mass market handsets will keep Android 2.1/2.2