Android Gingerbread due in Q4 of 2010

According to the WebM project, not only can we expect Android 2.2 very soon, but Google is well on the way working to build out Android 3.0 or known as Gingerbread. In a statement on the website, WebM says:

When will other Google products support WebM and VP8? “WebM support in Android is expected in the Gingerbread release (currently planned for Q4, 2010). We expect many other Google products to adopt WebM and VP8 as they prioritize it with their other product requirements. Keep an eye on the WebM blog for announcements”

Feature list should be forthcoming in the very near future. In the meantime, we just want Froyo to come as quickly as possible (today).

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Android 2.1 is the most popular version of Android OS

Android has been struggling with fragmentation recently and we are starting to see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. With the recent 2.1 updates going out to the Samsung Moment, Droid Eris, Motorola Droid, and soon the MyTouch, Hero, Cliq, and Backflip, we are starting to see this fragmentation slowly become unity. Now 37.2% of all Android phones on the market are running Android 2.1. That leaves us with 28% and 34.1% running Android OS 1.6 and 1.5 respectively. These numbers will certainly drop as soon as the MyTouch, Sense UI, and MotoBlur phones can all get off 1.6 and 1.5 and onto 2.1. Google has stated that they are working on reducing fragmentation in the newest version of Android (2.2 Froyo). With a possible announcement and release of Android 2.2 this week, we will have to wait and see if this fixes fragmentation. It could possibly make it worse if it still takes HTC months to jump from 2.1 to 2.2. If you are running a themed version of Android, we will keep our fingers crossed for you!

[Via Google]
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