Ever since we heard the rumor that the Gingerbread SDK may drop sometime this week, we’ve gotten quite a few morsels of information on the impending update. This time around a video of what just might be a new lock screen animation for Android Gingerbread devices.
Mimicking older television sets, the animation shows light coming from the bottom and top meeting at the center, and getting smaller. If my explanation just doesn’t make enough sense, we’re happy to say we’ve got a video to show you just what I mean. It’s interesting enough, but it doesn’t bring anything stellar to the table. Still, Android could use any kind of boost in terms of visual appeal. That’s one of the selling points of Gingerbread, after all.
With the announcement of Gingerbread expected just in time for CES in the beginning of next year, we can expect many devices to debut at the show running the new Android flavor. What we don’t know yet is what the UI will actually look like. We don’t expect a massive change, but some sprucing up will do the OS some good, especially when its going up against much nicer looking OS’ from Apple and Microsoft.
We hope that this animation will make it to Gingerbread, but we’re also hoping for a lot more than this. Unfortunately, we have nothing to do but wait for more details to emerge. Luckily, they seem to be trickling out one by one. Hopefully we’ll have a ROM leaked in the near future before its announced, it seems to be the cool thing to do.
What do you think of this animation? We’ll take it, sure, but is this the kind of thing you were expecting Google to be focusing on? Actually, what would you imagine would be one of Google’s main focuses to revamp the Android UI?