Crikey, while we’re all expecting Google to unleash Android 2.2 on us all later today at its Google I/O 2010 conference, plans are already well underway for a launch of the 3.0 refresh of the mobile OS. Over on the FAQ page for the WebM media project which Google revealed yesterday, a date is given for the arrival of Android 3.0 – AKA “Gingerbread” – Q4 2010. Here’s the quote, lifted from the FAQ:
“When will other Google products support WebM and VP8?
“WebM support in Android is expected in the Gingerbread release (currently planned for Q4, 2010). We expect many other Google products to adopt WebM and VP8 as they prioritize it with their other product requirements. Keep an eye on the WebM blog for announcements”
Obviously there’s obviously no official imagery yet available for Android 3.0, so we’ll leave this update as TEXT ONLY. Your browser is working properly. Link via Androidsis.
UPDATE: Obviously we’ve been a bit ‘previous’ in suggesting Gingerbread will be Android 3.0. It could be version 2.3 or 2.5, or Google might go crazy and label it 5.0 simply to annoy Apple.