A Closer Look at Gingerbread’s Features [VIDEO]

It’s a huge day for Google and Android.  The latest release of the platform has just been announced, timed with the unveiling of the Nexus S from Samsung.  Hearing that Gingerbread (Andr0id 2.3) is available is one thing, but seeing how it works for phones is another.  Let’s take a look at some the new features and enhancements to Android that come with today’s news, shall we?  

The first video is more developer-centric as it details the tools and resources that will be at one’s disposal when they develop with the new SDK.

This clip provides the backstory behind the Nexus S, but it does include some talk about Gingerbread’s performance features.

A quick bit about the refreshed UI

Native VOIP/SIP calling capability

Voice Actions get detailed.

Google Maps Nagivator gets a tweak.

Near Field Communication (NFC) in a nutshell.

While not quite new, Portable Hotspot is still a selling point in Nexus S/Gingerbread.

Multi-tasking gets profiled in Gingerbread, but we all know it’s nowhere near “new”.

Improved, faster keyboard provides more intuitive typing.  Copy and paste gets a much-needed enhancement.

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1 Comment

  1. Mark T
    December 06, 15:14 Reply

    Does not look like much on the surface. Interesting piece is the SIP Phone stack that is now included. Wonder when Gizmo5 will resurface into Google Voice.

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