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Nexus One owners have been (im)patiently waiting for their beloved device to see Android 2.3 since early December. Announced with the Nexus S, Gingerbread was promised in the "coming weeks" for the previous pure Google device. After around a month and a half, those coming weeks have turned into "any day now".
Samsung is rumored to be prepping a few new "Gingerbread" Android 2.3-based devices for next month's Mobile World Congress. Further, these devices are said to be using a new Super AMOLED Plus screen. As to exactly what that means remains to be seen, but we imagine it has something to do with brightness, resolution, and battery.
This is a big one. Chinese website IT168 posted a lengthy, rich, and media filled PlayStation Phone preview. The article confirms many of the phone's specs, and also dives into the software and gives us a good look at the OS.
With Android 2.2 Froyo now running on the majority of Android devices, Android 2.3 Gingerbread has started creep up very, very slowly on the frozen Android treat. Gingerbread is now running on .4% of Android devices.
The people behind Cyanogenmod have been busy, the above video is proof! Take a look at a preview video of the upcoming Cyanogenmod 7.0. Make sure to have something to wipe the drool off your chin.
2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you'll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.
Google's official twitter account for their Nexus series of phones confirmed what we had already heard a few weeks back. Android 2.3 will hit the Nexus One in the "coming weeks" in the form of an over-the-air update.
Watch the video below and tell me you are not excited. Then I will tell you that you are a liar.
It looks like the Nexus S isn't the only Gingerbread phone in town anymore. Supercurio, who was also the first to root the Nexus S, has ported the ROM from the new Google flagship device to the Galaxy S.
The Nexus S hasn't been released yet, but besides the vague and instable custom ROMs, there is a legal way to try out Gingerbread. It's called the SDK Emulator, originally designed for developers to test their apps with the newest platforms with different configurations.
The news of Gingerbread coming to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) might not mean much to the typical Android user, but the hacking community knows exactly what it implies.
The Samsung Nexus S and Android 2.3 are set to make their retail debut later this week at a Best Buy near you. If...
The Gingerbread source hasn't even been released yet, and people are already trying to get Gingerbread on their devices. To make clear which devices are supported by certain ROMs, XDA-developers has made a list of working ROMs. Because they're just ripped off the emulator, don't expect even the basic stuff to work well, but you can play with it to see what the Gingerbread UI is like. Besides, new stuff is always cool to test, right?
You can go ahead and put away the pitchforks and torches. After putting a scare into folks earlier in the week with talks of...
We've seen our share of corporate speak and PR mumbo jumbo before but Samsung might have just become the current king. When asked by Pocket-Lint whether or not the Galaxy S would see Android 2.3 'Gingerbread', the handset maker replied with a very vague, albeit technical technical sounding answer. After reading the entire response a few times, the best we can gather is that they are still looking into the matter.