Android users often wonder what more they can expect from Android 2.3 Gingerbread than the Android 2.2 Froyo. Remember, this is like a neck to neck fight between the two platforms.
Let’s, check out the history, features, hardware updates and other aspects of the two to find out to lead the users in to right direction.
Android 2.2 Froyo was originally launched in May 2010 and became one of the most popular mobile operating platforms very quickly with improved features than its predecessor, Android 2.1 Éclair. Half of the total numbers of mobile phones operating in the market presently are powered by android 2.2 Froyo.
However, like all other technical advancements the need to launch its improved version felt soon and incidentally, Android 2.3 Gingerbread rocked the market in December 2010. Handset manufacturers have already recognized it as the cutting edge smartphone platform for future although it’s a fact that there are still some limitations in terms of supply and distribution of Android 2.3.
Its cannot be denied that Android 2.2 Froyo introduced many fresh and impressive features like:
- Dedicated home screen short cuts
- Impressive browser
- Very smart application launchers
- Portable mobile hot spot
- Option to move applications to external storage
If the above mentioned features look impressive, then Android 2.3 Gingerbread’s features will take users’ breath away. Have a look at them:
- Fresh UI themes
- Improved touch screen
- Excellent application management
- Better battery back up
- New copy and paste option
- Fresh download manager
- Access to multiple cameras
- Near Field Communication
- A whole new market application
- Google maps version supported by 3D view
- Improved OS and better game support
- Better display with 1280x 800 pixels resolution
- Added API support for several sensors
- Equalizer to create better audio effect
Basically, Android 2.3 gives a more professional feel than the 2.2 at least in terms of features.
The new devices which are coming up with Android 2.3 Gingerbread generally comes up with much impressive hardware which this version can utilize:
- Dual core processor
- Fresh graphic chip to support new features
- 1GB RAM
So it’s evident that Android 2.3 is better from many aspects than the 2.2 Froyo. Users can expect better and improved service from it as Android 2.3 Gingerbread seems a perfect successor of Android 2.2 Froyo.