The update to Android 2.3 that we have been hearing is coming has finally arrived alright but unfortunately what we have got is a bit less than what we have been expecting. The update from the Android 2.2 Froyo to its latest iteration, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread is as minor as the number would suggest as the entire thing has turned out to be just an incremental development over the Froyo.
Amidst claims of the Gingerbread being the fastest Android version ever, what really comes our way is a host of improvements over the Froyo such as improved support for cut and paste (which is a lot like what you get in an iPhone), faster text input, better gyroscope support that leads to improvement in orientation changes, improved download manager as well as a new task manager. The keyboard too is new that now supports multitouch.
Among features that have been included in Android for the first time are internet telephony, near-field communications, support for front facing cameras and integrated VoIP while the Gingerbread version as a whole seems to be more centered around open media format, tool support for content creators and development of games.
However, while this means there will be a surge in the development of better quality games (not a bad thing in itself), what is missing though is support for tablet like devices, something that the upgrade from Froyo was believed it would be. Instead, the next major upgrade that would be tablet specific has been pushed back to Honeycomb that would be suited to tablet like devices. And it won’t be Android 2.4 this time but a whole 3.0 to indicate it would be a major upgrade for Android.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.