Google has not yet announced the changes that will be made in Android OS 3.0, but according to an unconfirmed report, the next version of this mobile operating system will enable tablet makers to include very high resolution displays
Motorola, Samsung, LG and others are all working on tablet computers running Google’s smartphone operating system, but these efforts are hobbled by a limitation in the current version of the Android OS:the highest resolution supported is WVGA (800640). This is good resolution for a display that’s less than 5 inches, but it’s totally inadequate for a 10-inch screen.
Android OS 3.0 will reportedly remove this limitation by bringing support for 1280×760 displays. This is higher than the resolution used by the Apple iPad.
According toinformation supposedly leaking out of Google, the next iteration of its operating system is going to have a set ofhardware requirements that will includea 1 GHz processor or faster and512 MB of RAM or more.
In addition, Android OS 3.0 — code-named Gingerbread — is supposedly going to change thisby offering a significantly updated UI.
Coming this Fall?
Google is reportedly going to complete work on the next version of this operating system in the fall, and the first Android OS-based tablet computers are also expected to debut around that time. It’s possible these two will come together and tablets running Android OS 3.0 could be on the market by the end of the year.