Android 3.0 Codename Gingerbread Coming for High-End Devices [Leaked Android 3.0 Facts]

Written By Sam on 3 July 2010
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Google’s most happening platform, Android is rumored for another new version codenamed as Gingerbread. Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread is expected to release by the end of October this year with many enticing features along with a boost in the minimum required hardware specifications.

Gingerbread brings in support for an impressive screen resolution of 1280×760 for displays larger than 4 inches, the new version might require a 1 GHz CPU and 512 MB of RAM. Many hardware enthusiasts of the upcoming Android 3.0 have started tweaking prototypes of Android tablets with high-resolution screens. As per analysts, Google will continue to work up on the Froyo (Android 2.2) and try to maintain it parallelly with the Gingerbread (Android 3.0) wherein Android 2.2/Android 2.0 will be available for lower-end devices and Android 3.0 for the devices with high requirements. Seems like a similar strategy of Nokia, which will soon implement in its handsets (MeeGo for the high end Smartphones and Symbian for the mass-market Internet-enabled phones).

With Android 3.0, Google is aiming to revamp the existing UI and disable need of any additional 3rd party such as HTC Sense, MotoBlur.

Leaked facts about upcoming Android 3.0

  • Android 3.0 Gingerbread is expected to hit the market in mid – October 2010 whilst the first handset can be expected in November/December
  • Gingerbread is specially designed for high-end devices aiming at minimum specs of 1GHZ CPU, 512MB of RAM, and displays of 3.5” or higher and resolution of more than 1280×760 pixels for display of 4″ or higher.
  • Revamped UI to avoid additional 3rd party shells such as HTC Sense, MotoBlur etc.

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