Android: Did Somebody Say Gingerbread? (Rumor)
Not content with thrashing Apple in the mobileverse, there are now rumors that Google is preparing to launch Gingerbread next week.
According to the source, we wonâ€™t have to wonder what exactly Gingerbread, the next Android OS, is going to bring to the table for too long because the Gingerbread SDK is going to go public next week. [...]
Getting access to the latest revision of the Android SDK means we’ll find out all the new API calls showing new OS functionality and, more importantly, will have access to the latest emulator showing exactly what the stock Android Gbread will look like. (Android Police)
Note: Emphasis theirs.
While Froyo (aka Android 2.2) helped make flash a reality for mobile devices, Gingerbread could help Android compete against the iPad without “super sizing” the overall layout.
Gingerbread’s appearance could alsoÂ coincideÂ with the launch of the rumored DroidPad, which will probably be Motorola’s answer to Apple’s iPad (the latter which has become the media darling as of late).
Although we still have to place Gingerbread’s launch in the “take with heavy doses of salt” category (translation: we’ll believe it when we see it), Gingerbread’s appearance could be Google’s backup plan just in case the Chrome tablet fails.