Android 3.0 Gingerbread Will Require 1GHz Processor and 512MB Ram

With out of the way, Google has already begun developing the next generation OS dubbed Android 3.0 Gingerbread which is expected to be released in Q4 2010.

Android 3.0 Gingerbread

If you are excited about Gingerbread, here is a catch that might make older handset users cringe. According to a French website WebDevOnLinux, Google will be imposing a minimum configuration for running the next release of Android.

The minimum configuration will be a 1GHz processor, 512MB Ram and 3.5 inches or more screen size. This new requirements will mean that older Android handsets will not be able to use Gingerbread unless they root it.

Nevertheless, the newer handsets being released these days meet these minimum requirements. Just make sure that they follow these requirements, or else you will not be able to use Gingerbread in the future. You can also take a look at the Top 10 Android Handsets in the Market before you make your decision.


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  • If you are excited about Gingerbread, here is a catch that might make older handset users cringe.

    Old handset owners? The 512 MB RAM requirement also knocks Xperia X10 out of the park.

    • janus

      do you know how much ram does htc desire have?

      • rob

        576mb the HTC desire is ready for this update

        • Joe

          You Realy need to get your facts Straight… Google will not be releasing 3.0 to Handsets.. They have said it is for Tablets.. Handsets will use,2.5,……From what Google has officialy stated not even the EVO will get it.

          However that does not mean people wont root there handsets and instal it anyway.

  • Wow. The Android fragmentation just got official.

  • smokes

    thats awesome… this means this Os will be released also on android tablets ? =))))

  • Anna

    Android 3.0 is Honeycomb and not Gingerbread. Where did you get these facts from. So disgusting to even read stuff like this.

    • @Anna – Back when Android 3.0 was announced it was tentatively named as Gingerbread, later on Google announced that Android 2.3 would be Gingerbread and a new tablet OS Android 3.0 would be honeycomb