Monday, July 5, 2010

Android Gingerbread Rumours are a Fairytale

Google execs have rubbished news that the Gingerbread 3.0 would be incompatible with most smartphones. They have clearly stated that there will be no minimum hardware requirements of the Android Operating System (OS) when Android 3.0 Gingerbread is released.
Smartphone owners had gotten nervous at the news which would have meant that their 3.7 inch screens would be obsolete with a 4 inch screen required for Gingerbread to work. Had that rumour been true it would have ruled out using Gingerbread 3.0 on either the HTC Desire or the Nexus One smartphone.
When the rumours originally started spreading following a Russian technology podcast, Android owners feared that they would have to trade in their handsets, a costly and time-consuming process.
Commenting on the rumours Dan Morrill, Tech Lead for Android Open Source Compatibility stated: “I love it when people make stuff up. You shouldn’t believe everything you read because rumours are not official announcements.”
However it is a bit strange that the rumours quickly gained so much credence as they contradicted what Google itself had said in the I/O conference - i.e that Android 3.0 would be standardized for all phones and one source platform.
Part of the problem for Google is that so many handsets are now compatible with Android OS that the company is having trouble keeping up with all the apps.
In other news Google has declared itself so happy with the Nexus One Smartphone that the company sees no need to bring out a sequel.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt is reported to have said to his board of directors: "Ok, it [the Nexus One Smartphone] worked. Congratulations – we are stopping now”.

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