Android’s Gingerbread Update “Planned For Q4 2010”


We were a bit disappointed at the lack of Android announcements at Google I/O yesterday (but not to worry, we’re sure that keynote today will have more than enough to keep us satisfied). Still, some good Android news has come to light even without Google trying: Gingerbread is planned for Q4 2010.

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The FAQ for the WebM Project – Google’s new web-enhanced media streaming format – lists that it will be supported in Android, but probably won’t be available until Android’s Gingerbread release. Appended to that is the expectation that Gingerbread might be on its way at the end of the year.

No other details can be had, of course (we’re still waiting to hear full details regarding Froyo), so just take this how you will.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. At this rate we will arrive at “roastbeef” by 2015.

  2. Hmm… I thought following FroYo they were moving to a once-yearly big update… I’m not complaining, mind you, just asking.

  3. mmmmmmmmmmmm…gingerbread.

  4. I’m not sure if this is in any way valid, but if it is, it’s surely an omen of things (not) to come. Taken from the comments to the JIT session this morning:

    Matthias – May 12, 2010
    The JIT is already available in AOSP. It just isn’t ready for prime time yet.

    Link here: http://code.google.com/events/io/2010/sessions/jit-compiler-androids-dalvik-vm.html

  5. I’m guessing Gingerbread will be 3.0, and they will introduce background updating (allowing custom UI/etc to update aspects of Android without wiping/redoing the UI).

  6. So much for the promise not to bake updates like a crazy baker :(

  7. i wonder if my e.u HTC hero will get the froyo update let alone the gingerbread one :|

  8. KEEP THE UPDATES COMING – if you REALLY want the latest and greatest features, then root your phone – if not, then don’t penalize new phone buyers because you don’t want to see new releases of the software that you don’t automatically get.

  9. Amazing!!!! :D

  10. @Andy, what makes you think that it’s that simple to root a phone?

  11. Once one person figures out how to do it, everybody easily can.

  12. Thats why I got the Nexus One, being Google’s baby, I dont think they will let it die until it is replaced by N2. Thats why we see all the betas on the N1.

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