Android 2.3 officially unveiled

Engadget

Most notably, the new build is being called out as significantly better for game development, tying in nicely with all these Sony Ericsson rumors we've been hearing as of late. Also on deck is tightly-integrated VoIP support, video calling support via a front camera, better cut-and-paste, NFC integration, gyroscope support for more accurate orientation data, an improved download manager, a redesigned keyboard with multitouch support, and an integrated task manager. Follow

I wonder how much longer until updated kernels begin appearing and the ROM community gets to work.

I'm having a bit of device lust for the the Nexus S, but I'm very happy with Sprint's plan, and don't want to leave it for one of the more restrictive competitors. Hopefully it'll hit the EVO as (or more) smoothly as the 2.2 patch.

The 2.3 AVD takes a while to boot up.

A link to the "PlayStation Phone" is here.

It's basically the video:

Wonder if this will get games like Rage and Infinity Blade closer to release on Android? Seems like one of their biggest focuses was game development API support of more functionality.

sadly i am still awaiting my official 2.2 love on the Bell Samsung Galaxy S. Supposedly coming mid december. I doubt an official 2.3 release will be in the books, and will only be obtainable through unofficial means.
I am officially bummed

Gingerbread to debut on the Nexus S...on T-Mobile? Again?!

Kurrelgyre wrote:

Gingerbread to debut on the Nexus S...on T-Mobile? Again?!

I'm seriously thinking of ditching my iPhone 4 for one of these. I mostly use Google Apps for my day-to-day connectivity and all the iPhone apps I run I can use on my iPad.

The BIG deal, though, is using the wi-fi hotspot. I'm using my iPad far more than my iPhone and would like connectivity outside of wi-fi (I don't have the 3G version). So I could use one of these to provide connectivity on those occasions when I'm out and about. Another advantage is being able to use it for my laptop as well.

Of course, I could always get the iPad 3G.

What do you think?

Option 1 - get iPad 3G, sell iPad wi-fi and pay the $30/month for connectivity.

Option 2 - get Nexus S, sell iPhone 4 (and pay to get out of AT&T contract).

Option 3 - do something else (suggestions?)

1) The AT&T $30 option (Unlimited) is no longer available, just the 15/25 options for 200MB/2GB.
2) The Nexus S may yet get an AT&T version, just as the Nexus One did (although hopefully quicker than the 5 months that took). It looks very similar to the Galaxy S line, after all, and they're everywhere. And I'd be wary of any subsidized phone having its tethering abilities neutered.

Kurrelgyre wrote:

1) The AT&T $30 option (Unlimited) is no longer available, just the 15/25 options for 200MB/2GB.
2) The Nexus S may yet get an AT&T version, just as the Nexus One did (although hopefully quicker than the 5 months that took). It looks very similar to the Galaxy S line, after all, and they're everywhere. And I'd be wary of any subsidized phone having its tethering abilities neutered.

This. You can tether the iPad to anything that has hotspot capability. So, I'd go with what Kurrelgyre puts forth in option 2, figure if it's worth getting off AT&T and do that if it is; otherwise wait until it is and go with Sprint; I'm pretty sure they're the last bastion of unlimited data now, and if they still are in a year, I'll be picking up a data plan with them.

Kurrelgyre wrote:

1) The AT&T $30 option (Unlimited) is no longer available, just the 15/25 options for 200MB/2GB.
2) The Nexus S may yet get an AT&T version, just as the Nexus One did (although hopefully quicker than the 5 months that took). It looks very similar to the Galaxy S line, after all, and they're everywhere. And I'd be wary of any subsidized phone having its tethering abilities neutered.

This. You can tether the iPad to anything that has hotspot capability. So, I'd go with what Kurrelgyre puts forth in option 2, figure if it's worth getting off AT&T and do that if it is; otherwise wait until it is and go with Sprint; I'm pretty sure they're the last bastion of unlimited data now, and if they still are in a year, I'll be picking up a data plan with them.

Kurrelgyre wrote:

1) The AT&T $30 option (Unlimited) is no longer available, just the 15/25 options for 200MB/2GB.
2) The Nexus S may yet get an AT&T version, just as the Nexus One did (although hopefully quicker than the 5 months that took). It looks very similar to the Galaxy S line, after all, and they're everywhere. And I'd be wary of any subsidized phone having its tethering abilities neutered.

That was when Google sold phones directly from ther website. Now that they're relying retail channel and carriers, an AT&T version might never come.

Kurrelgyre wrote:

1) The AT&T $30 option (Unlimited) is no longer available, just the 15/25 options for 200MB/2GB.
2) The Nexus S may yet get an AT&T version, just as the Nexus One did (although hopefully quicker than the 5 months that took). It looks very similar to the Galaxy S line, after all, and they're everywhere. And I'd be wary of any subsidized phone having its tethering abilities neutered.

I'm grandfathered in.

T-Mobile does have an unlimited data plan, so if I can't keep my unlimited data with AT&T when/if I switch to the Nexus S, then switching to T-Mobile might be the thing to do.

In the (other) Android thread, Gorilla.800.lbs mentions the possibility of grey importing an AT&T compatible phone from Canada.

I'm sure I'm not the only person contemplating this switch, so I'll keep checking the tubes until the path is well documented.

If anybody finds the mail client for 2.3 built into an apk, please post. I'd like to see if it would finally allow me to properly see HTML emails when using hotmail through activesync. HTC's EVO mail client is still broken, so I've been using one that I think came from 2.2 Cynogen.

MannishBoy wrote:

If anybody finds the mail client for 2.3 built into an apk, please post. I'd like to see if it would finally allow me to properly see HTML emails when using hotmail through activesync. HTC's EVO mail client is still broken, so I've been using one that I think came from 2.2 Cynogen.

Have you tried K-9 mail yet?

trueheart78 wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

If anybody finds the mail client for 2.3 built into an apk, please post. I'd like to see if it would finally allow me to properly see HTML emails when using hotmail through activesync. HTC's EVO mail client is still broken, so I've been using one that I think came from 2.2 Cynogen.

Have you tried K-9 mail yet?

It doesn't do ActiveSync.

K9 has a "WebDAV( Exchange)" account option, although I never used it.

Gorilla.800.lbs wrote:

K9 has a "WebDAV( Exchange)" account option, although I never used it.

I think I tried that awhile back. It's not exactly exchange push IIRC.

I'm assuming you know about it and are just trying to avoid the price tag, but just in case TouchDown is a great app.

LiquidMantis wrote:

I'm assuming you know about it and are just trying to avoid the price tag, but just in case TouchDown is a great app.

Yeah. I was just wanting the ASOP one. I've got a working solution now, it just doesn't do HTML in the email client.