We have seen a lot of hype in Android market after release of Android 2.2 Froyo. Users came out with all kinds of speculations, rumors, Mods, hacks, customized ROMS etc, but as the time passes, it is all seemingly getting a bit stale.
So what is new to talk about? Well, we can always start the same old rumor and speculative procedure for the Android 3.0 Gingerbread, which is hoped to be released in Q4 this year. Although our above speculation might not tally with what Google says about “One Android Build per year”; but recent developments and news has made us think differently from Android creators.
Recently Google announced that they will be massively enhancing the User Interface in their next Android build. About time! because UI was one thing that made Android OS linger behind iOS.
We don’t know whether Google will stall it’s JIT complier development for next builds or not. But with Android 2.2 Froyo user experience being 24 times faster than previous builds, we guess that most of Android users will be OK with this.
Fragmentation is one issue that still needs fixing. We believe that the new Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be able to give us more stability and efficiency. It seems to us, as if the major cause of this issue is not the stock Android firmware, but in fact the customization and UI engineering that is done by phone manufacturers.
A rumor is also in the air that Google might just bar manufacturers from injecting their own UI’s on top of Android OS. It all seems too far fledged for now but if done, this will actually help users to get faster updates and end up in having a considerably stable firmware.
With Android 3.0 Gingerbread release, we can also “expect” [Too much of day dreaming] all Android phones to get the update. This will actually help Google retaining the Android user market as there are just too many versions lingering with users who sometimes become desperate to upgrade their firmware to the latest.
So these are the lines we are thinking on for now. You are welcome to share your thoughts on how you see Android 3.0 Gingerbread.