Android Gingerbread version number will be 2.3 according to Google engineer

Android Gingerbread sort of confirmed to be version 2.3
Android Gingerbread sort of confirmed to be version 2.3

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?

[Via: AndroidCentral]

  • morti

    i expect a really sexy ui, not three squares suckin my nerve, down there. oh yea n i expect video calling, hardware acceleration and a smoother performance, shall we?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rules45 Rick Javier Erazo

    Customizable Dock
    CPU Performance and Stability
    Improved Background processing and smart Task Manager

  • Th

    GPU ACCELERATED UI. Seriously, this is the only major area where Android trails iOS and WP7… which is just not acceptable :(

  • Th

    GPU ACCELERATED UI. Seriously, this is the only major area where Android trails iOS and WP7… which is just not acceptable :(

  • NT

    Fix authen on wifi company pls

  • Christian

    I’ve had minimal trouble with the OS itself… got an ap task managing app so im good to go… but the Android Media player is the pits. It has a good display and a nice EQ but it is the most unstable media player I have ever used. It even was playing two different songs at one time before, as well as freezing, crashing, and cutting off the song early… that is not acceptable. There are plenty of good media players to download via android market but Id rather see the native player fixed up.

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