Google Android Gingerbread (Android 3.0) Brings in More Features, Concentrates on User Experience

June 16, 2010, By Alex Ion

It’s been a while since Google has been working on a major upgrade for their mobile platform. Also known as Android Gingerbread, we’re now hearing that the update will actually be the Android 3.0 we’ve all been thinking about.

Android 3.0 Gingerbread

Unknown sources close to Google have told TechCrunch that the Google Team in charge with developing Android 3.0 or call it Android Gingerbread, are not far from packing everything up as the core features have been already decided on.

But the interesting thing is they also mentioned that the new mobile OS, unlike previous versions, is going to be “laser focused” on user experience. That’s because MountainView would like to stop manufacturers from adding all sorts of UIs over Android, which sounds like it’s a straight arrow sent towards Motorola (Motoblur) and HTC (Sense).

And the reason is that these user interfaces sometimes tend to slow down the handset.

Worry no more, Google will work on countering this, which is why the user interface needs to improve so that manufacturers don’t start looking at improvements.

But isn’t this a bit against Google’s open source policy, and will third parties stay away from adding a bit here and a bit there? Another interesting point is that the UI won’t be perfect as long as the hardware is not locked (like Apple does with their products).

How about you folks, what do you think about the new Android 3.0 Gingerbread?

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