9 Tasty Android Gingerbread 2.3 Features On Tap

While Apple's iOS 4.2 update grabs headlines this week, Android fans await Gingerbread 2.3, the follow up to Froyo 2.2. While it's still uncertain exactly when Google will release the next version of its mobile operating system, the Internet company has gone on record saying it will be out of the oven before the New Year. So, what can we expect so see? Here we outline the top features that users would like to see based on what we know so far.

Nobody besides Google insiders know when Android Gingerbread 2.3 will drop, but it's supposed to be any day now. On Nov. 12, @GoogleMobile tweeted, "Our cafes are baking something sweet" with a link to a photo of gingerbread cookies. But what exactly are they cooking up for 2.3? To give Android mobile application developers an idea of what features they will need to support in this new version, here are the top nine most anticipated features users are hoping to see.

1. Video chat

"Perhaps the biggest addition (that we can confirm so far)," Quentyn Kennemer at Phandroid.com said, "has been support for video chat using the same protocols that powers video chat on the desktop version of Google Talk." Now if Google can only get hardware manufacturers to put a front-facing camera on handsets.

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The 9 Most Anticipated Features in Android Gingerbread 2.3


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