Thursday, May 26, 2011

The 2.3 (Gingerbread) SDK was released on 6 December 2010, this release was based on Linux kernel 2.6.35

New Features & Enhancements:
  • Support for voice or video chat using Google Talk
  • System: Updated user interface design for simplicity and speed
  • Display: Support for extra-large screen sizes and resolutions (WXGA and higher)
  • Internet calling: Native support for SIP VoIP telephony
  • Virtual Keyboard: Faster, more intuitive text input, improved accuracy, better suggested text. Voice input mode
  • Copy/Paste: Enhanced. Select a word by press-hold, copy, and paste.
  • Near Field Communication lets the user read an NFC tag embedded in a poster, sticker, or advertisement.
  • New audio effects such as reverb, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost
  • System: Improved power management with a more active role in managing apps that are keeping the device awake for too long.
  • Download Manager gives the user easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email, or another application.
  • Camera: Access multiple cameras on the device, including a front-facing camera, if available.
  • Media: Support for WebM/VP8 video playback, and AAC audio encoding
  • System: Enhanced support for native code development
  • Audio, graphical, and input enhancements for game developers
  • Concurrent garbage collection for increased performance
  • Native support for more sensors (such as gyroscopes and barometers)
  • Switched from YAFFS to the ext4 filesystem


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