Gingerbread – Android Codename

Gingerbread is the dessert-themed Android codename for the version 2.3 update of the open source Android mobile operating system. Gingerbread made its debut in December 2010 for a variety of smartphones, introducing Google Voice over Wi-Fi, enhanced gaming functionality and improved Google Apps.

Gingerbread followed several earlier updates for Android Cupcake (v1.5), Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.0) and FroYo (v2.2) and has since been superseded by a more recent Android update, Honeycomb (v3.0), with an upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0) update currently in development.

See also Android platform, Android SDK and Android codenames.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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