Android Gingerbread leak continues: screen-off animation video

On Monday, we reported a leaked photo that allegedly showed off the homescreen from the next version of Android (Gingerbread). The blurry picture alone left plenty of room for skepticism, as nearly any custom ROM could produce a similar looking layout. However, it seems that Phandroid has finally managed to get video of the OS in action.

The video doesn't show anything too groundbreaking, but it does show off a cool little effect that no known custom ROM has. This leads many to believe that the blurry picture from Monday is actually legitimate, as it seems to have been taken from the video. This would further boost the credibility of Phandroid's source and the information aquired from it.

As part of Gingerbread, we know that Google plans some welcomed changes to the user interface. Among these changes is reported to be an iOS-like bounce in the menus. The video below shows off what seems to be a screen-off animation. It sort of looks like what happens when you shut off an old TV. Phandroid also says that it's still digging for more information/footage to hold Android users over until Gingerbread goes gold. The most recent timeframe announced was Q4 2010. It can't be too long now.

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oh wow, nahh not really, i have android and hate it, as far as Google Products go, this isn't there best, the OS is boring and don't make use of the screen and there rules for OEM's is poor, i have options on my phone like "turn flash on" when my phone don't have flash, and other things like "flash so and so button) its a touch screen, so buttons have little or no light, im just going to get a different phone, unless v3 offers more than a black activity bar and a animation for the standby/lock screen.

this is from my experience, and not a "i read this, so i think this", the next phone im going to try is iOS (iPhone) just not the iPhone 4 1G yet.

Amazing animation there, that's something no one is going to bother to replicate. /s

Something tells me this is going to be a minor update from Froyo if these are legit. Heck, there I though Android 3.0 was meant to provide fancy 3d homescreens or at least support them as well as an updated UI. Looks more like an ugly custom rom.

Billus said,
Amazing animation there, that's something no one is going to bother to replicate. /s

Something tells me this is going to be a minor update from Froyo if these are legit. Heck, there I though Android 3.0 was meant to provide fancy 3d homescreens or at least support them as well as an updated UI. Looks more like an ugly custom rom.

Please share your ability to evaluate an OS from a short blurry video demonstrating a single feature!

I love Android and Google, but this is useless news. I'll wait for my update before I watch another 10 second video revealing a screen timeout. N1 all the way!!! Hope to have Gingerbread before the holidays.

efjay said,
So this is what is getting android fans excited? Oh man, this is too funny!
I dunno man, I mean you Apple fans get excited over shiny stuff, external antennas and random **** like that.

Singh400 said,
I dunno man, I mean you Apple fans get excited over shiny stuff, external antennas and random **** like that.

Why assume he's a apple fan? I was gonna say the same thing about why anyone would get excited about lock screen animation. How about google gives us bigger improvements / features in 3?

I have an iPhone but my sister just got the captivate and after rooting it and putting launcher pro on it and the neccessary "fixes", i like android, but I want to be able to just use my phone before I consider rooting.

I abused my dads iPhone for a year before I got mine and even after getting mine I never considered jailbreaking it. Only reason I did was I wanted to see how it was done(programming aspect and phone aspect) and because I wanted full access over my phone.

Have i used jailbreaking for anything? lmao no, until recently where I discovered Intelliscreen and made my life easier.

Im loving android and im considering switching, if by next june 3.0 is out and a nice phone close to the HTC Desire / Captivate comes out. I like the iPhone 4 feel(dad has one) and would love a nice straight flat rounded phone.

I love android phones and i rape my friends desire when i can, but he had to work hard as hell to get it where he liked it.

One reason I like apple is they dont let ATT install stupid stock OEM ****. My friend had to of course flash 2.1 stock android rom, and then do like i324o2u fixes for his desire to get it to work perfect.

Now with 2.2 out, he cant upgrade because the Screen fix isnt out, and the only one who can come up with that fix officially is HTC, but the people are XDA are working hard as hell.

In the end, I love both iOS and Android, but till 3.0 comes out im sticking with Apple.

Point being i am an apple fan but im also a google fan. I dont get excited over shiny things or stupid **** like 4.1 including nothing. I am gonna get excited about 4.2 with airplay. But most of the times, apple doesnt make me happy, i just like the iPhone because it works very ****ing well for what i do. RDP, Parallels Remote, everything I do on my phone it handles great so for that, apple gets a +1.

Just dont jump to assumtions so fast, I expect better out of you Singh. You keep your cool very well in GH, do the same here.

Sikh said,

Why assume he's a apple fan? I was gonna say the same thing about why anyone would get excited about lock screen animation. How about google gives us bigger improvements / features in 3?

I have an iPhone but my sister just got the captivate and after rooting it and putting launcher pro on it and the neccessary "fixes", i like android, but I want to be able to just use my phone before I consider rooting.

I abused my dads iPhone for a year before I got mine and even after getting mine I never considered jailbreaking it. Only reason I did was I wanted to see how it was done(programming aspect and phone aspect) and because I wanted full access over my phone.

Have i used jailbreaking for anything? lmao no, until recently where I discovered Intelliscreen and made my life easier.

Im loving android and im considering switching, if by next june 3.0 is out and a nice phone close to the HTC Desire / Captivate comes out. I like the iPhone 4 feel(dad has one) and would love a nice straight flat rounded phone.

I love android phones and i rape my friends desire when i can, but he had to work hard as hell to get it where he liked it.

One reason I like apple is they dont let ATT install stupid stock OEM ****. My friend had to of course flash 2.1 stock android rom, and then do like i324o2u fixes for his desire to get it to work perfect.

Now with 2.2 out, he cant upgrade because the Screen fix isnt out, and the only one who can come up with that fix officially is HTC, but the people are XDA are working hard as hell.

In the end, I love both iOS and Android, but till 3.0 comes out im sticking with Apple.

Point being i am an apple fan but im also a google fan. I dont get excited over shiny things or stupid **** like 4.1 including nothing. I am gonna get excited about 4.2 with airplay. But most of the times, apple doesnt make me happy, i just like the iPhone because it works very ****ing well for what i do. RDP, Parallels Remote, everything I do on my phone it handles great so for that, apple gets a +1.

Just dont jump to assumtions so fast, I expect better out of you Singh. You keep your cool very well in GH, do the same here.

I think you missed the rhetoric in his reply. Big time. Nice rant, though.

LiquidSolstice said,

I think you missed the rhetoric in his reply. Big time. Nice rant, though.

Rhetoric reply? Sounds more like an illogical fanboy's blind reply.

Lifeflayer said,

Rhetoric reply? Sounds more like an illogical fanboy's blind reply.


Or I can stick with "rhetoric" seeing as when he said "you apple fans" he was referring to Apple fans at large, not specifically calling one person out.