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August 12, 2010

Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform

Sony Ericsson(SE) will introduce a Smart phone focused on gaming something like PSP-Go. It will come up on Android 3.0 platform whereas the other smarphones from SE are still in the Android 1.6 stage. SE is also developing a eco-system around the gaming platform and I hope it comes out with legendary products like the Walkman series.

Presently, Android as a gaming platform has not taken flight, this is set to change with this, also, in my earlier post about Android 3.0, I mentioned UI focus, who knows that there might be a focus on gaming as well!!!

All this bodes too well with consumers as now everyone has a variety to choose from in each segment..  Android does seem like a way to go ahead.. 🙂

Engadget’s full story here.

August 10, 2010

Android 3.0 Gingerbread

Android 2.2, better known as FroYo, which still remains elusive to many devices, already has a successor! There is a strong rumor of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread being prepared for a Q4 release later this year.

This time around one of the major focus will be on the User Interface, which will make all other custom UI’s obsolete, this could also mean that the custom UI will become just an add-on to the Android thus making the update to new OS as soon as it gets released, boy it feels good even writing this one :). It will require some pretty beefed up hardware requirements (or recommendations) though, including a 1GHz processor at the very least (qualifying devices such as the EVO 4G, all Galaxy S Variants as well as the Desire among others), 512MB RAM, a 3.5″ display or higher with support for 1,280 × 760 resolution.

What is clear though would be the branching off where hardware is concerned, since lower end handsets will max out at Android 2.2 at best, while newer high end Android phones should ship with Gingerbread.  Wow, im all in for a Desire now, someone just launch it in India. 😛

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