It was expected,but it will happen so soon was not expected.A group of hackers (undisclosed) has reported that they have successfully burnt Android 2.3,aka Gingerbread, on iPhone 3G with the help of already available OpeniBoot. If you have been following alternative OS scene for iPhones , you must already be familiar with the news of hackers using OpeniBoot for running linux and Android 2.2 (Froyo) on iPhones.
Some news sources are reporting that it was Nick Pack and few other hackers who ported Gingerbread on iPhone .
Here is the video that was released on youtube showing an iPhone running on Gingerbread , Android 2.3.
While watching this YouTube posting, it is evident that this Android 2.3 port on iPhone is running pretty slow, also it is not shown if one can make calls or not. This is just the first attempt so we should remain patient for some more time to see all the must have features running with Gingerbread burnt iPhone.
Today Google tweeted about its expected release of Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) for Nexus One. This is really a happy news for Nexus One owners. The exact availability date of Android 2.3 for Nexus One is yet now out but Google has asked its customers to ‘hang tight’ for the release.As per Google’s tweet , this will happen in coming weeks, lets hope its sooner than later!!
So now the big question is , what happens to Froyo (Android 2.2), well lets not talk about it as its already dead. Google is all set to release Android 2.3 (already here in market with Nexus S) and tablet friendly Honeycomb (Android 2.4) .
Just to make sure Nexus S get its share of buyers, One should expect from Google a similar kind of upgrade for Nexus S , when Honeycomb is released in coming Feb.
Ever Since Google first announced that Android 2.3 is not meant for tablets and it will soon be releasing an Android specially designed for tablets, there has been market speculation about the new release of Android 3.0. Google’s next tablet operating system “Honeycomb” is not 3.0 as expected but a 2.4 in line with last release Gingerbread 2.3. This rumor about the version of Android was first reported in Android & Me. The source of this rumor, as claimed by Android & Me, is a Google developer who is working on various Android development projects. Continue reading →
Successor of Nexus One : After the release of first Nexus early this year; Nexus S is the second offering from search engine giant Google.Let us see how Nexus will be decked up when it is released on 16th Dec this year.
Contour Surface : Among many first ,Google’s Nexus S is first smart phone to introduce AMOLED Contour Display . So what is this contour display ? If you look carefully at the below image of Nexus S , you will notice something curvy about its screen surface. This can be a new design paradigm shift for screens. It is being said that this new contour screen offers better handling and its easier to talk when the phone is near your ear.
Google's Nexus S | Notice the contour surface
Android 2.3 (successor of android 2.2 froyo) akaGingerbread : Google claimes it as an open mobile operating system and it is meant for developers , it is one of the best Androids available , with improved API for web app development and has better support for faster and better Games. Continue reading →