Well, it looks like Gingerbread will be known as Android 2.3 OS, we told you so. Actually, Phonedog told us in the beginning of September that Android Gingerbread will be sporting a 2.x version number, and Honeycomb would be the flavor that owns the 3.0 title. According to a Google engineer, Gingerbread will indeed be Android 2.3, and it will be a major release.
Some would imagine that since Gingerbread is more of an incremental update in version number, that it won’t be all that great. Thankfully the engineer who spoke up mentions that Gingerbread will be a major release of the platform, so rest assured, we’re likely to see some big changes in the OS. The most notable change we can expect from the 2.3 update is a UI overhaul. We’re not sure how dramatic this overhaul is said to be, but I think we can all agree that Android needs some sexifying.
What we don’t know is what features that Android 2.3 may come with. There’s been talks of Google Music, but last we heard, it wasn’t going over so well and the search giant had yet to seal any deals with record labels. Could this be the reason for the delay of the update? While it could have just been a mere rumor, for some time, we thought that the next version of the Android OS would be announced in October. But now it looks to have been pushed back to December at the earliest, for engineers at least.
Well folks, the Gingerbread leaks are starting to come in, and we couldn’t be happier. While we still have yet to get a real look at Gingerbread, we are expecting a pretty solid update to come from Google. My only worry is that 2.3 has been so hyped up, it may not deliver in all the ways we were expecting. Nonetheless, as great as Froyo may be, Google has spoiled us with multiple updates a year, and we’re starting to get a little anxious.
What are your top three features you’d like to see on Android Gingerbread before you’re satisfied?