First there was the Motorola Atrix which could be turned into a laptop through the use of the Laptop dock along with the Webtop software. Tack on a multimedia port and you were pretty much set with the Atrix doing just about everything, except for being a tablet or a portable gaming console. Meet KT’s Spider concept phone.
Gingerbread, Google’s next step towards Android’s mobile dominance (both on smartphones and on tablets) has launched with Samsung’s Nexus S in December. Not only did Samsung bring out great hardware, but Google’s also launched the next version of Android with along with it. We review Android “Gingerbread” on T-Mobile’s extraordinarily flexible HD2.
If you haven’t had enough information regarding Playstation and Android then here is some more and rather interesting news. The Gingerbread (Android 2.3) SDK has been released today and with that everyone is tearing it apart to see what is inside. One of the major focuses of Android 2.3 is gaming, so does it come as a surprise that Playstation button support was found inside?
Well here is an early morning double header for everyone out there in Android land. Google has officially announced that Gingerbread is out, the SDK is now available. On top of that, the Nexus S support page has gone live which shows us all the hardware specs regarding Google’s second phone. Lets dive into the details shall we?
As you may have read elsewhere the Android Market is set to get updated, including an outage for developers regarding the back-end starting Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 10PM and ending Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 4AM PST. Well a new email just hit my inbox from the Android Market Team officially laying out the details of the update so far.
So right now Eric Schmidt is talking at the Web 2.0 Summit and while most of us had dismissed the idea of anything really Android related being mentioned, we all tuned in anyways just in case. Well we were not disappointed at all! Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, announced a little bit of information about Gingerbread while waving around a new phone!
At first this may not seem like it is Android gaming related until you remember that rumor has it that Sony Ericsson is apparently making a PSP Go-like phone using the Android OS. According to Engadget, Sony is considering using Android in more of their products although what exactly those products are is unknown but it’s a fair guess what it might be.
Google’s dessert filled naming convention gets another update some time later in the year. “Gingerbread”, Android’s 3.0 2.3 update is set to launch later this year or early next year and so far it looks like a good one. We’ve got the latest leaked details and an image of the new OS after the break!
Google’s Andy Rubin sat down with PC Mag to talk about Android in general from the current status of it to the future version of Android “3.0”, a.k.a Gingerbread. Gaming on Android came up in his answers and it look that Google hasn’t been ignoring it as Andy Rubin comes straight out and says that Android gaming has been underserved so far.
Samsung has announced that they are reaching out to developers on the android market to improve existing applications to work with the higher resolution screen in their newest product, the Galaxy Tab. Samsung also say that soon the tablet will be receiving Android 3.0 Gingerbread which should be better suited to 3D gaming and have a more tablet friendly user interface.