Android Gingerbread details leak in blurry photo

Phandroid has posted what is quite possibly the worst "blurry cam" photo ever seen, which reveals some new details about Android's upcoming "Gingerbread" 3.0 (or 2.5) release. The photo is claimed to be a shot of a Nexus One running the Gingerbread release, which is yet to be revealed by Google.

On first glance of the image, not much has changed, but if you squint hard enough, you can see the notification bar has had a subtle make over, and there are some subtle UI changes throughout the OS.

Phandroid claims that Google is going for a darker look, rather than the lighter defaults in previous versions of Android, and has unified the entire experience, with green being (unsurprisingly) the key color throughout the OS. The built in Google Apps are getting an overhaul too, and have been redesigned to fit into the experience better. They also say that Google has adopted the "bouncing" menus similar to that of iOS, this is when you are scrolling past the edge of a list, it will essentially "bounce" off of the edge of the screen.

In addition to visuals, Gingerbread is pinned to have VoIP support for Google Voice, and Phandroid says that the OS actually feels faster than Froyo does currently. 

None of these details have been confirmed by any other sources yet, so should be considered as rumors for now. Google usually releases major Android improvements yearly in the fall of the US, so this could be very true, considering the time of year.

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Why are leaked photos ALWAYS blurry like this when camera phones are way better than this. Even the DSi which is 0.3mp or an old phone that is VGA can take better pics.

Hey StandingInAlley,

My personal opinion, that patent is a joke. So many patents are frivolous nonsense and I'm sure Google know that.

If Google is "inviting trouble" by knowingly infringing on this patent then good on them.

"They also say that Google has adopted the "bouncing" menus similar to that of iOS, this is when you are scrolling past the edge of a list, it will essentially "bounce" off of the edge of the screen."

What is up with this? Apple already has a patent for this. Why is Google inviting more trouble for themselves? They should seriously respect other companies patents. This is the exact patent btw:

http://bit.ly/buvjKR

Is gingerbread going to be for Droid 1 owners? I heard a rumor that it wasn't, but it was a rumor and didn't know.

Scutley said,
Is gingerbread going to be for Droid 1 owners? I heard a rumor that it wasn't, but it was a rumor and didn't know.

I think Gingerbread requires a 1ghz processor. At least thats what I have read. Really to early to tell.

I took a dump once and it looked like Abraham Lincoln. I should have taken a blurry picture and claimed I was starting to clone dead presidents.

highonsnow said,
Musta been taken from an iPhone 4 while it was being held incorrectly

Man, posts like this make me realize that I will have to get used to this "holding it wrong" joke. It is certainly here to stay

Pharos said,

Man, posts like this make me realize that I will have to get used to this "holding it wrong" joke. It is certainly here to stay

Lol, it's worth it I think

micro said,
I have a feeling that gingerbread wont be the release that we were looking for...

Jedi mind tricks don't work on Google...

There are actually five fundamental forces in the universe, gravity, weak, strong, electromagnetic and leakphotoblurity.
The last one is 10x stronger then the first four.

omnicoder said,
There are actually five fundamental forces in the universe, gravity, weak, strong, electromagnetic and leakphotoblurity.
The last one is 10x stronger then the first four.
Argh, why can't I upvote this? Neowin needs red**t-style voting!

omnicoder said,
There are actually five fundamental forces in the universe, gravity, weak, strong, electromagnetic and leakphotoblurity.
The last one is 10x stronger then the first four.

ROFL!!!

omnicoder said,
There are actually five fundamental forces in the universe, gravity, weak, strong, electromagnetic and leakphotoblurity.
The last one is 10x stronger then the first four.

I think the photo is actually an example of force unification, specifically strongleakphotoblurity.

Majesticmerc said,
You know what I take from that photo? Jack all. Looks like Froyo with a sense-style notification bar, which is very well what it could be.

Exactly. Looks like an ugly skin put on top of Éclair.

Majesticmerc said,
You know what I take from that photo? Jack all. Looks like Froyo with a sense-style notification bar, which is very well what it could be.

Dont really care about the look. The look of OS doesnt change from version to version much. Look and Windows and OSX.

I just hope it performs well, has new features, and addresses issues users have complained about.

Majesticmerc said,
You know what I take from that photo? Jack all. Looks like Froyo with a sense-style notification bar, which is very well what it could be.

LOL indeed...same thing I said when I saw the photo...WTF!! a clearer picture or it didn't happen. hehe.... I find this interesting on the heels of Jobs remarks....we get more details..lol These Tech Giants really make me laugh when I read the articles....especially the ones last week when everyone was sue-ing each other over patent infringement...and counter sue-ing... LOL oh yeeaahh take that...no you take that.....right back at you Suckkaa...lol