History may not have been your best subject in school but don’t worry, this is an interesting one. After all, we will be talking about the history of Android 3.0 –the history of the android operating system and how it became as popular, as efficient and as desirable as it is today. To do that, we need to recall the previous versions that were released in the past years.
Éclair was released only a month after the release of Donut on October 26, 2009. The updates made were the sync function wherein multiple accounts can be put together in order to synchronize emails as well as other contact information. Exchange support in emails was enables as well as a Bluetooth 2.1 support.
When it comes to getting in touch with a person who is saved in your contacts, all that you have to do is to tap the photo and you have the option of either calling or sending an SMS message to that person. The camera was improved as well, allowing for digital zoom, white balance, scene mode and flash support. It is slowly shaping up to be the Android 3.0 that we know today.
Froyo was released a year after on May 20, 2010. This system was significantly faster with more memory available. Its Microsoft Exchange support was improved as well as launching programs thanks to the application launcher with shortcuts. Voice dialing as well as sharing contacts via Bluetooth
was made possible as well as the Adobe Flash support. The DPI screen for this version is 720p.
On December 2010, Gingerbread, the predecessor of Android 3.0 was released. Its system has an updated interface that is both simple and fast. The
display has a large screen and higher resolution. Everyone thought that it was already superb until they were able to try Honeycomb, as we know it today.
Honeycomb Android 3.0 is the system to beat today that not even the Applie iPad can beat. Its speed, applications and widgets are well thought of
making it incredibly easy to use. No wonder users are impressed by it. It is the first Android system designed for Tablet PCs and it is causing some stress in the iPad camp.
Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming out shortly and will blend the Gingerbread and the Honeycomb integrating the phone and tablet technologies
Who knows what the next step in the Android evolution will be called, but it is not the name but what it can do that captivates my curiosity. Whether it is Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Flan is of little consequence compared to the technical doors that it may open.