Next-Gen Android OS Gingerbread Due Q4, Froyo 2.2 Today
May 21, 2010, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Megna)
"The Linux-based Android version 2.2, dubbed Froyo (frozen
yogurt), isn't even officially out yet and the blogosphere is abuzz
with reports that the follow-up, Gingerbread, is due in the fourth
quarter of this year.
"During Google's developer conference, Google I/O, the Internet
giant yesterday rolled out a new royalty-free, open-source
video/media format, labeled WebM, and Gingerbread is mentioned in
what appears to be an inadvertent leak in the WebM FAQ.
"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," states the FAQ."