Days after Telstra and HTC rolled out the long awaited Android 2.2 Froyo for the HTC Desire speculation has it that Google will later this week roll out a newer version of Android designed specifically for bigger Smartphones and tablets.The new Google OS which is labelled Android 2.3 and codenamed Gingerbread was suppose to be a 3.0 version that had been specifically designed for tablets including both 7″ and 10″ models.
Tech Radar in the UK said that Gingerbread was expected to be the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 release, but it’s looking increasingly likely to be an incremental upgrade and Android 2.3 for Smartphones.
TR said this wouldn’t rule out some tweaks to make Gingerbread run nicely on the slew of Android tablets that are arriving at the moment – including the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
During the past month Google has announced several upgrades to several applications including Google Maps which suggest that Gingerbread is coming sooner than later due to demand for tablets that can run applications designed to handle the larger screens that the tablet manufacturers are now delivering.
TR said that if Gingerbread is Android 2.3 that would mean that Android 3.0 could well prove to be Honeycomb which is another project that Google is currently working on.