Google’s next update to the Android mobile operating system — version 2.2, dubbed “Froyo” — is slated to make its entrance today, while new details emerge on Android’s next version, “Gingerbread.”
The news marks the latest developments in the Linux-based, open source Android’s meteoric rise as a challenger to Apple’s iPhone, the Research in Motion BlackBerry and other high-flying smartphone software. EnterpriseMobileToday takes a look at what’s ahead for Android.
The Linux-based Android version 2.2, dubbed Froyo (frozen yogurt), isn’t even officially out yet and the blogosphere is abuzz with reports that the follow-up, Gingerbread, is due in the fourth quarter of this year.
During Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, the Internet giant yesterday rolled out a new royalty-free, open-source video/media format, labeled WebM, and Gingerbread is mentioned in what appears to be an inadvertent leak in the WebM FAQ.