What is Gingerbread / Google Android 2.3?
Gingerbread is the Google Android 2.3 / 2.3.3 platform. It is part of an open source software stack released in 2010 designed to improve the speed of Android mobile products. It has improved features over previous versions of Android, most of which are named for confections like cupcake, donut, and froyo.
It is also known as Gingerbread / Android 2.3.
In December 2010, Google released a platform for its Android-based products for the Nexus S device called Gingerbread 2.3. It became available in July 2011. It's a downloadable upgrade for Froyo 2.2. and was developed in collaboration with Samsung's original equipment manufacturers. It is being sold as a very fast version of Android with features like user interface improvements, Internet telephony (Voice over Internet Protocol / Session Initiation Protocol), improvements in copy / paste functions and it also includes a gyroscope sensor.
A Gingerbread Software Development Kit (SDK) is also available for developers. Other features of the Gingerbread platform include more control over applications, near field communication, extensive downloads, and access to multiple cameras including a front-facing camera. Other improvements include very efficient game applications. These are particularly beneficial for faster 3D graphics performance.