New: Android Gingerbread, the version of the OS that refused to die, and it was in better shape than you think

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Before, it was the zombie version of the OPERATING system that just won’t die, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread cookies and it was a big deal – it was a lot of things that we take for granted today, the application of a new coat of paint on the UI and the whole system will be more efficient.

At the end of 2010, the Games would have to grow up quickly, becoming the most popular version of Android in less than a year later, and claim a 50% market share in December 2011. Google stopped the update process of the OS distribution charts to the previous years, however, there is evidence that the v2.3 still roams the dark corridors and rattles the chains to scare away the developers who want to provide market-wide interoperability.

Its predecessor, the 2.2 Froyo, was rolled out in a couple of months ago, and it was not until January, 2017, to the death. At that point, the Gingerbread is still hanging on to a 1.0% share of the market. This is the old version of Android and truly exceeded their welcome.

What is it about Gingerbread that gave it such power that it can compete with the longevity of Windows XP? Well, just like XP, but this is the first version that actually is great. You don’t want to use the Gingerbread in the year 2020, I don’t, and if you tried to use an earlier version, it would have to be a nightmare of the missing features.

But seriously, before v2.3 third-party apps, couldn’t even gain access to the selfie camera. In fact, this is allowed for apps to make use of a number of digital cameras, regardless of their position in a modern, Android-based phones with a 3,4,5,6-camera on board, it would not make much sense, but that’s it.

One other thing is that it would not be possible without the Smartphone’s extra-large screens, or “xlarge”, if the system is described, which can vary from 7” to 10”. This was to prepare the way for the Android-based tablets that would have to have a good level of support with the version 3.0 Honeycomb, but that’s a story for another time).

Other important features are enabled with this update, the NFC has been a great new addition. In the first instance, it is used for tags, it is a use-case, but that’s all died out today, the Near-Field Communication, is of vital importance for the modern-day smartphone-based payment systems.

New: Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the version of the OS that refused to die, and it was in better shape than you think

Even simple things like copy and paste have been improved in Gingerbread, so for a long time on a word to bring up a selection for a copy/paste menu. The on-screen keyboard is even better at offering suggestions to the text, and the layout has been adapted to make it easier for you to use to type, voice dictation more accurate.

The editing of the text, it is a whole lot better with a better selection, copy/paste and page-layout

The editing of the text, it is a whole lot better with a better selection, copy/paste and layout

New videos will be a significant improvement to the experience as well. Applications can now enable headphone virtualization, and bass boost), new video support is switched on, playback of the AAC, and AMR audio, and VP8 and WebM video.

Games, the power-management screen, which gives a more detailed breakdown of the use of the device. It turned out to be the apps that are running in the background, and sap, are both battery-and CPU-power. It was the first OS to offer users a powerful yet easy-to-use tools for managing your life of the battery.

More detailed power supply and CPU/RAM usage reports
More detailed power supply and CPU/RAM usage reports

More detailed power supply and CPU/RAM usage of the reports

The performance of the system was given a major boost due to the faster event distribution, touch, and keyboard events were handled with lower latency and CPU load, and that has been a boon for games and other apps that are needed for a good UI.

Google has also developed a concurrent garbage collector. We will not go into detail on how Dalvik works, but the important thing was that the apps are no longer stuttered by a background maintenance task (s).

The user interface is polished, with an improved look and feel, and responsiveness
The user interface is polished, with an improved look and feel, and responsiveness

The user interface is polished, with an improved look and feel, and throttle response

Not everything was running on Dalvik – to get the most performance from the processor, developers are required for the execution of the native code. Ginger made it a lot easier to use, it’s offering its own APIS that could directly make use of OpenGL ES for images to load, assets, and processing, for the input and sensor events, and the audio will play. The OpenGL driver has been updated for faster 3D performance.

There are a variety of other treats that you may be surprised to learn wouldn’t have been available before on the v2.3, for example, the Download manager. Previously, you had to keep track of the things you have saved on the built-in browser.

While the Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” may be sour right now, this is the version of the OPERATING system, it deserves respect, and it is one of the most influential versions of Android and helped make it the dominant OS around the world.

New: Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the version of the OS that refused to die, and it was in better shape than you think

PS. the image above is an Easter egg found in Android 2.3 Gingerbread which turns out zombies and an ogre, and the gingerbread men surrounding the Bugdroid, the Android mascot. Ironic, isn’t it?

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