Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) both are smartphone operating systems with 2.3 (Gingerbread) being a major update to 2.2 (Froyo). Version 2.2 was released on May 2010 and 2.3 was released on December 2010.
Major updates in v2.3 (Gingerbread) compared to v2.2 (Froyo):
- Improved GUI Interface,with a new color scheme, redesigned keyboard, quick and easy cut and paste and more.
- Large Screen Size Support.
- Improved Power Management, which means a longer battery life.
- Android 2.3 supports Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) audio and video calling.
- Improved copy and paste functionality.
- Improved Multimedia capabilities.
- Support for Gyroscope sensor (for measuring or maintaining orientation).
- Improved support for third party applications.
- Support for Multiple Cameras.
- Faster speeds, both online and off.
- Internet calling, using SIP technology, which means lower costs (although this one is up to carriers.)
- NFC or Near Field Communication, a new technology that allows super easy communication between compatible devices.
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