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Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb show up on AIRBenchmark

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by 3 years ago
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It would appear as though Google have been tasting Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread and Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb recently. Indeed, if you head on over to AIRBenchmark you will be able to see an Android OS version of 2.3 and 3.0 listed, with their accompany AIRBenchmark scores. This website provides benchmarking facilities and score logged for Adobe’s AIR. “Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), also known as Adobe AIR, is a cross-platform runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as desktop applications.” At the time of…

Android 2.3 to bring NFC-enhanced devices and RFID tags

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by 3 years ago
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We’re all wondering what exactly Android 2.3 will have in store for us other than another tasty title to use when talking about it. Thanks to the Web 2.0 Summit, Google CEO Eric Schmidt found it timely to mention that that Android Gingerbread 2.3 will support ‘near-field-communications to read RFID tags as well as communicate with other phones, payment systems and other possible applications.’ The word on the street is that Apple are developing this technology too for use in the next generation of iPhone. I can imagine it now. Apple iPhone adverts factually implying that contactless payment is their…

Lenovo Android tablet only with Honeycomb

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by 3 years ago
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So if you live in China you might find the title of this post a little misleading because the plan’s afoot for a Chinese release sometime soon. However, Big-L have apparently stated that they will not release an Android tablet in the US until Android 3.x aka Honeycomb. According to Techradar, Honeycomb is not due until Q1 2011. What is a little surprising about this news is that Gingerbread is touted as the main ‘tablet-friendly’ Android release, and as such one would think that Lenovo would be keen to get in on the action. After all, the Samsung Tab and…

Android Gingerbread release rumors

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by 3 years ago
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Phandroid have written an exclusive on the forthcoming version of Android, Gingerbread. It’s a bit of an essay if I’m brutally honest so I thought I would summarize it here. The major points are the rumored Video Calling, and VoiP support. The other obvious thing to note, and something we have noted before, is that the user interface is alleged to receive an overhaul. This is a contentious issue since Android is a commodity as far as OEMs are concerned and right now the UI is pretty much the only way HTC and Samsung can differentiate themselves from one another….

Android Gingerbread software development kit coming next week?

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by 3 years ago
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Android Police are supporting a rumor that is quite exciting. Apparently the Gingerbread SDK will be released soon, and with it a host of information about what this latest release of Android is going to do. The application inferface will reveal a lot of the new functionality afforded by this iteration of the OS, and furthermore we should have access to a new emulator showing us what the basic Gingerbroad version of Android will look like. It still is not 100% clear as to whether this will be Android 2.5 or 3.0, so again, another minor point could be resolved…

So why are some HTC devices slow to upgrade?

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by 4 years ago
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So why has Froyo not already landed on HTC’s Desire, Legend and Wildfire handsets? In an interview with Pocket-lint at the Qualcomm Uplinq convention in San Diego, USA, HTC’s global PR and online community manager (Eric Lin) explains why. In short, it is because every HTC application requires a port to Froyo. The saving grace is that the update from 2.1 to 2.2 is less servere in terms of coding required changes. “It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices”, said Lin….

HTC Sabor and Android 3.0 Gingerbread rumors

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by 4 years ago
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Yesterday the rumor-mill went into overdrive and ground up so much finely processed rumour from which to feed the masses I think everyone lost their way a little bit. Thankfully it is a new day and with that comes some perspective. It all started when Mobile-review.com’s Eldar Murtazin spilled all the Android 3.0 Gingerbread beans yesterday on a Russian podcast titled Digestiv. The most notable claims are that Android 3.0 will come in the middle of October for a November launch with some devices. According to multiple sources, Android 3.0 will feature a totally revamped UI, but the minimum requirements…

Supposed Android 3.0 Gingerbread details emerge

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by 4 years ago
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Rumors have been swirling about Google’s next update to the Android OS, 3.0 Gingerbread.  We have heard that the release would come in Q4 and now we have something even more specific, a mid-October release date, possibly the 15th or 16th. Other details from Rumor Czar Eldar Murtazin Russian podcast include a revamped UI (user interface), new 1280×760 resolution availability for devices with 4-inch displays or higher, 1GHz CPU minimum, and a possible split of Android; 3.0 for high end devices and 2.1/2.2 for the masses.  I guess we will just have to wait and see if this new info…

“Laser focused” Android team to improve UI for Gingerbread

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by 4 years ago
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Android UI has been a major part of the strategy for HTC and Motorola. With more and more manufacturers adopting the green robot, the user interface is really the only way to separate oneself from the pack. HTC have become particular famous for their Sense UI which also exists on WinMo devices. It is clean, compact, graphically interesting, but all in perfect proportion. If everyone just used the stock Android UI, Android life would be much more dull. Well, if Google have their say, things are certainly going to head this way. For the next release of Android after 2.2…

Rumor: Successor to Froyo to be called Gingerbread

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by 4 years ago
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A little tidbit from Brian Swetland, an employee of Google who works on the Linux kernel, tells us that the iteration of Android beyond Froyo will be called Gingerbread.  Looks like we hit it pretty dead on with our guess back in mid January when trying to come up with clever “G” names that hit the sweet tooth.  The official quote was posted to a forum on LWN.net and is as follows: We maintain a set of patches on top of Linux, which we periodically rebase to the latest released Linux kernel. We’ve been doing this roughly every other kernel…