Unwired View is reporting that Mobile-review.com’s Eldar Murtazin has leaked some details about Android 3.0 “Gingerbread” on his Russian language podcast (Unwired View says to “trust them” on the translation, so since we don’t speak Russian, we’re taking their word for it, but still this is all unconfirmed).
First of all, the report says that Android will indeed be split into two forks – Android 3.0 and above will be for high-end smartphones (more on that in a second) that will basically be pure Android without any kind of vendor skins, and there will be a fork for Android 2.1/2.2 for entry/mid-range phones that will vendors will be able to continue to build skins for.
Android 3.0 sounds pretty nice if this report turns out being true – and says the build will be available in mid-October of this year, and will show up on phones for the holidays (the timing seems to be pushing it, but stranger things have happened). Here are the specs:
- Minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB or RAM, displays from 3.5” and higher.
- New 1280×760 resolution available for the devices with displays of 4” and higher.
- Completely revamped user interface.
So what’s the first thing that comes to mind with these specs? You guessed it: amazing Android tablets. Here’s hoping.
We’ve emailed Google for comment. Update: Google got back to us but declined comment.