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 include a 1GHZ CPU, 512MB of RAM with a display greater than 3.5-inches. It will also offer a new 1280 x 760 resolution. But then things really started getting out of control…
Oxford-zeiss are reporting that a tipster giong by the name of Supersonic, of Android Central forums fame, has hit them with information of a new HTC device codenamed Sabor: “The upcoming HTC smartphone destined for Sprint packs a 2GHz processor, over 1000 resolution display, Android OS 2.5 / 3.0 Gingerbread, 2 cameras with one being a 10-megapixel, 1080p video recording and built-in kickstand.”
- There are no 2Ghz processors available; 1.5Ghz are just maturing now.
- A phone resolution of “over 1000 resolution display” is ridiculous; you could never see the text on the screen.
- “Android OS 2.5 (gingerbread)” has only ever been referred to as 3.0 by all other sources.
- The codename itself is questionable.
Wrapping up the matter is a couple of tweets from Dan Morrill, Android’s Open Source and Compatibility Tech Lead.
- “In summary, please remember that rumors are not official announcements. ;)”
- “…You shouldn’t believe everything you read, no.”
- “I love it when people just make stuff up and report it as news.”