First Android Gingerbread Details Leak Out

Ryan Whitwam

It seems like just yesterday that Google rolled out Android 2.2 Froyo to consumers, and some have yet to receive it on their handsets, but The Big G isn't stopping now. Details appear to have leaked regarding the next iteration of the Android operating system, codenamed Gingerbread. Phandroid has gotten the information , along with a blurry cam shot, and it's all about refining the UI.

The source is reporting that all the system and notification icons have been redesigned to look more processional and clean. This includes everything from the notification icons, to the home screen shortcuts. The notification bar now appears to be a slate grey, as opposed to the off-white it is now. Beyond that, there is a more unifying influence in the UI. Most of the system apps are getting a redesign in order to make them more cohesive. Many of the warm orange UI elements have been replaced with green, and this is evident throughout the system.

Rumors also indicate some refinements to scrolling and other animations. Finally, Google may be building in full SIP and video calling support to the OS. This would make sense given the recent revamping of the Gmail-based Google Talk client. Do you think these predictions will come to pass?

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