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Android 2.3: what you need to know

Post by maximus » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:14 pm

Android 2.3 release date, specifications and more

While earlier rumours were suggesting that Gingerbread was the code name for Android 3.0, the rumours that have circulated over the last few days suggest that Gingerbread is Android 2.3.

Google hinted on November 12 that the Android 2.3 release date is close, tweeting a photo of a pile of Android gingerbread men, with the message "Our cafes are baking something sweet".

It's possible that Gingerbread will be shown at the Web 2.0 Summit this week.

Here's what we know so far about Android 2.3:

Android 2.3 release date

Current rumours are that the Android 2.3 release date is likely to be before the end of 2010, possibly even before the end of November.

Android 2.3 specifications

Confirmed Android 2.3 features include improved copy and paste and support for WebM video playback. The WebM Project confirmed that "WebM support in Android is expected in the Gingerbread release". WebM files are compressed with the VP8 video codec, which Google purchased and open-sourced earlier this year.

It's also likely that Android 2.3 will feature a new user interface. TechCrunch reported that "Google is focusing the bulk of its efforts on the user experience for the upcoming Gingerbread release."

Android 2.3 phones

The first Android 2.3 phone is looking to be the Nexus One. In a recent tweet Alvaro Vasquez of the Open Handset Alliance said: "Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days:-D".


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