First look: Android 2.3 Gingerbread tour in screenshots
Posted on: 12/07/2010 12:15 PM

Ars Technica posted an Android 2.3 Gingerbread screenshot tour

First look: Android 2.3 Gingerbread tour in screenshots

Android 2.3, codenamed Gingerbread, was revealed by Google this morning. It will ship first on the upcoming Nexus S smartphone, which was built by Google in collaboration with Samsung. According to an Android developer, we will likely see it rolled out as an update for Nexus One handsets in the next few weeks. We look forward to doing a full review when it arrives on devices, but we decided to get an early look via the SDK.

We tested Android 2.3 by running it in the emulator supplied with the official Android SDK. This gave us the ability to check out some of the user interface improvements and look at a few of the new features. It's important to remember, however, that the platform image included in the SDK is not the final one that will be rolled out on hardware and is missing several components of the platform. The emulator is also a lot slower than running Android on actual hardware, so it's hard to get an accurate feel for the impact of the performance improvements at this time.

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