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Gingerbread Details Leak: Improved UI, Hardware Acceleration, Video Chat and More

5.0By Nigel Chiwaya October 18, 2010 07:28 PM

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Gingerbread Details Leak: Improved UI, Hardware Acceleration, Video Chat and More


You see that Mr Blurrycam shot over there? According to Phandroid, that's the beginnings of Gingerbread. Phandroid has reportedly gotten details about the changes in the next version of Android, and there are quite a few enhancements, including a redesigned user interface, video chat, and deeper Google apps integration.

The update will include, in no order:

A new, slate grey notification bar with improved carrier branding
More green coloring throughout the OS
An orange "bounce" effect when scrolling to the end of lists
A redesigned YouTube app
Hardware acceleration
Built-in video chat
Redesigned icons
The ability to receive Google Voice calls over WiFi and data networks.

Also, according to Phandroid's sources, the OS seems to be much smoother than Froyo, no doubt due to hardware acceleration.

For HTC Sense lovers, take heart: the update is said to to make Android look "more like Sense" than anything.

Gingerbread was originally scheduled to be released during the 4th Quarter of 2010, but Phandroid claims that it might not show up until early 2011. Oh well, as long as it's pretty, we guess. 

Sources: Phandroid via Phonedog


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