Android 3.0 'Gingerbread' details have popped up today.
You may well remember back in January when the Nexus was released and again at the Google IO conference, the next version of the Android operating system 3.0 'Gingerbread' was mentioned? Well, some more details have emerged today.
These are simply the musings of Mobile-review.com’s Eldar Murtazin, there is no way to confirm anything, so take these with a pinch of salt, although they do make sense.
- Expected dates are mid- October (around 15 -16th), 2010. First handsets shipping around in November/December.
- Minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB or RAM, displays from 3.5” and higher. (Currently 1Ghz is the maximum speed chipset! Backs up rumours of faster and possibly dual core chips later this year)
- New 1280×760 resolution available for the devices with displays of 4” and higher. (Tablet anyone?.....)
- Completely revamped user interface.
- Android’s split into 2 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
Thanks to Unwired view for the headsup!