Android’s Tech Lead Debunks Android 3.0 Rumors
Well Eldar Murtazin certainly had the tech world abuzz when he reported what he believed to be the minimum spec requirements for Android 3.0. The specs were quite impressive and seemed to alienate the lower range Android devices from ever advancing past Eclair/Froyo (Android 2.1/Android 2.2). The minimum requirements include 1 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 3.5 inch displays with 1280 x 760 resolution. It turns out UnwiredView updated their post to say the specs are only a recommendation, not the minimum required specs.
What prompted UnwiredView to update their post, you ask? It turns out Dan Morrill, Android’s Open Source and Compatibility Tech Lead, tweeted a piece of his own mind in which he had some interesting comments to make.
“I love it when people just make stuff up, rumors are not official announcements.”
This could be an attempt to quell Android 3.0 news as Google is probably not ready to go with Gingerbread news just yet. Or it means Murtazin was completely wrong with his assertions and the minimum and recommended specs are completely different. I hope the timing for the Android 3.0 release is still correct, because a handset running high-end specs around the Holiday season would be big for the carrier, manufacturer, and Google.
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