We have been hearing about Android 3.0 being released by the end of October this year, but the details have been sketchy. Whatever we have come to know form various sources, have only been speculations until now.
Mobile-review’s Eldar Murtazin spilled a ton of interesting facts about the upcoming Android build. On his podcast “Digestiv“, he brought forth the following facts.
- Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released in mid- October, 2010 and first handset can be expected in November/December
- 3.0 has been specifically designed for the high end devices and hence the minimum specs that Google aims to put is 1GHZ CPU, 512MB of RAM, displays of 3.5” or higher.
- Resolution of more than 1280×760 would be available for devices with display of 4″ or higher.
- Google is also aiming to revamp the existing UI in such a way that there would be no need of any additional 3rd party shell such as HTC Sense, MotoBlur etc.
Looking at the minimum configuration, it seems that Google is trying to partition the existing Android builds in 2 parts – 2.0/2.2 for the low end devices and 3.0 for the high end and the tablets. As the stakes are high with iPhone and iPad doing so well, Gingerbread might just do the trick for Google.
Though these might be mere speculations, but these are definitely something to look for.