Here are some of the rumored features that will most likely make Android 3.0 Gingerbread users happy on the Q4 2010 release date:
If you are curious about what the Android 3 UI will look like it is rumoured that the Gallery App on Nexus One is a good example of the plans Google has for Android 3.
Devices that are weighed down with customized UIs require much more time to upgrade because the manufacturer and carrier must compile and test and update containing all these extra elements. This takes time and customers get frustrated that they cannot get the latest Android version immediately. It is said that the Samsung i897 will come with Android 2.1 and that AT&T will not touch its interface – meaning consumers will get the full Android experience. If this is true then the smartphone will get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo much sooner than many other handsets. This is the beginning of a trend away from Home Screen Replacements.
This is a trend that will continue into Android 3. There will be much less carrier and smartphone manufacturing UI customization to speed the deployment of updates to the devices. Just like Apple does today. If you update an iPhone it is achieved by installing the update as soon as it is available with a separate set of carrier settings being installed. Apple iPhone updates are fast and simultaneous across all carriers. It is a request customers have had-- offering a device that can be rapidly upgraded. Samsung will continue to offer a more customized Android UI experience. They are testing the Samsung i897 to see if will be a popular device.
Rumoured hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are:
Advanced Android 3 specs: