Android Central Podcast Episode 42

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

  • Gingerbread SDK is released! Update: Video
  • Minimum CPU speed for Gingerbread? Googlers say no
  • Previewing Gingerbread with the 2.3 SDK [how-to]
  • Gingerbread developers have new toys to play with
  • Gingerbread SDK ROMs everywhere
  • Gingerbread keyboard code includes Playstation buttons
  • Oops! Bug found (and fixed) in the Android 2.3 SDK Eclipse plugin
  • Someone at Google got a little artistic in the Gingerbread SDK
  • Gingerbread gets Arabic, slew of other new languages
  • Android 2.3 User Guide now available for your viewing pleasure
  • Get the Gingerbread launcher now

Which phones will be updated?

  • 'Will my phone get Gingerbread?' Here's our official unofficial upgrade list
  • Nexus One's Gingerbread update 'coming in a few weeks'
  • LG says Optimus One line will get Gingerbread, now quit asking

Nexus S is announced

  • Nexus S available Dec. 16 at Best Buy, Dec. 20 at Carphone Warehouse (Update: Pricing announced)
  • Nexus S landing page now live: T-Mobile, Gingerbread, 1GHz processor
  • Nexus S and Gingerbread video gallery
  • Google and NXP integrate NFC in Android 2.3, starting with the Nexus S
  • The Nexus S backstory: Pure Google

Other OS updates

  • How to manually apply Android 2.2.1 for the Droid X
  • Bell Mobility rolling out Froyo to its Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant users


  • Andy Rubin demos Honeycomb on prototype Motorola tablet, coming in 2011
  • Video: Andy Rubin with the Motorola tablet and Honeycomb

Hardware news

  • Android activations now number over 300,000 daily, Andy Rubin tweets
  • Notion Ink Adam tablet -- all six variants -- available for preorder later today
  • PlayStation Phone runs Neocore -- poorly -- on video

Software news

Phil Nickinson