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Video Daily: Android Gingerbread finally official

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2010 18:25

Video Daily: Android Gingerbread finally official Google has finally made Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread official by adding a giant gingerbread cookie to their collection of over sized dessert item statues.
The statues are on Google's campus, where Android remains in constant development.

Says Google VP of engineering Andy Rubin of upcoming Gingerbread updates: "More forms of communication. I think social media is a form of communication. I think you would just talk about general improvements to the platform and make it faster and more robust. I think gaming is an area that I think is underserved right now. We're actually going through a reinvention of casual gaming. If you look at a console game like an XBOX or a PlayStation or a Nintendo, I think it's very, "sit down and try to get to the maximum level possible." On cell phones and devices that are battery operated, I think there's more kind of "what do you do in between the times when you're doing something?" It's more about running a game to fill time rather than running a game to be a dedicated event."

Most also expect an entirely redone user interface that would eliminate the need for "skins" like HTC's Sense or Motorola's MotoBLUR.

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