Android 3.0 Details Leak, Made For High-End Phones
Russian mobile blogger, Eldar Murtazin, released some interesting information about Android 3.0 in his podcast and in his native language. Fortunately for us who speak English, UnwiredView has a writer on board who translated the information about Android 3.0 from Russian. Codenamed Gingerbread, it will be released sometime in mid-October, with the first handsets featuring Android 3.0 shipping around the holiday season.
Like the title mentions, Android 3.0 is geared towards phones with high-end specs. The minimum requirements include 1 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 3.5 inch displays with 1280 x 760 resolution. Again let me reiterate, these are only the minimum requirements, I’m sure we will see Android phones boasting higher specs. Apparently the UI on Gingerbread will be completely revamped and will be similar to the Gallery app on the Nexus One. When Android 3.0 launches, there will be predominantly two categories of Android handsets – the high-end devices that run 3.0 and the low to mid-range devices that run Android 2.1 and Android 2.2. Android 3.0 should also render custom UI’s such as HTC Sense and Motoblur obsolete.
We will have to wait until further confirmation from Google about these benchmarks, because I don’t think anyone knows who exactly Eldar Murtazin is and how he knows these details. However, they do make sense and seem to fit in line with the general direction of Android.
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