Today’s a Google day. The company, after announcing before the weekend that they had a couple of announcements ready to go for Monday, has officially pulled the curtain off their latest version of the Android mobile Operating System, Android 2.3. Its’ better known as Gingerbread, and for those in the development community who have been waiting to get your hands on it, the time is now.
Google has just now officially released the Android 2.3 SDK. In it, you’ll find all of the vast improvements the company has provided for this version. Users will be able to have better power management of their devices, as well as better control of the applications running on their phones. There’s obviously some User Interface changes, and refinements, which we’ve seen on video. There’s integrated support for NFC, as well as Internet calling. And, there’s better download management.
So, go ahead and make your through the source link, and start having some fun!
And check out the backstory on the Nexus S:
[via Android Development]
Due to the crappy looking plastic the gingerbread goodness is wrapped in on the nexus S, I still cannot find my excitement for it yet. I really thing Samsung need to make its hardware much better looking and of better quality material. The new look of android HITS BASE – but ahhh Samsung Nexus S hardware Sucks.
I remember when the galaxy S phones were being released and I defended Samsung saying that they had learned their lesson. All this gingerbread news is just making me and I’m sure other galaxy S users depressed/pissed. I’m never buying a Samsung phone again.
Anyone know where I could get the black shirt with the android on the side being worn by some Google employees in this video? Email me! skythe at eat sleep repeat dot net!