Android Gingerbread, is the seventh version of Android and a codename of the Android mobile operating system 

developed by Google and released in December 2010, for versions that are no longer support in fact.

The Gingerbread release introduced support for near field communication (NFC)

used in mobile payment solutions and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)—used in VoIP internet telephony in fact.

Gingerbread’s user interface was refine in many ways, making it easier to master, faster to use, and more power-efficient in fact.

A simplified color scheme with a black background gave vividness and contrast

to the notification bar, menus, and other user interface components.

Improvements in menus and settings resulted in easier navigation and system control in fact.

The Nexus S smartphone, released in December 2010, was the first phone

from the Google Nexus line that ran Gingerbread, and also the first one from the line with built-in NFC functionality.

As of May 2019, statistics issued by Google indicate that 0.3% of all Android devices accessing Google Play run Gingerbread in fact.

Android Gingerbread: Information

The user interface is defined in many ways across the system, making it easier to learn, faster to use, and more power-efficient in fact.

A simplified visual theme of colors against black brings vividness and contrast to the notification bar, menus, and other parts of the UI.

Changes in menus and settings make it easier for the user to navigate and control the features of the system and device.

The Android soft keyboard is redesigned and optimized for faster text input and editing in fact.

The keys themselves are reshaped and repositioned for improved targeting, making them easier to see and press accurately, even at high speeds.

The keyboard also displays the current character and dictionary suggestions in a larger, more vivid style that is easier to read.


  • Updated user interface design with increased simplicity and speed
  • Support for extra-large screen sizes and resolutions (WXGA and higher)
  • Native support for SIP VoIP internet telephony
  • Faster, more intuitive text input in the virtual keyboard, with improved accuracy, better-suggested text and voice input mode
  • Enhanced copy/paste functionality, allowing users to select a word by press-hold, copy, and paste
  • Support for Near Field Communication (NFC), allowing the user to read an NFC tag embedded in a poster, sticker, or advertisement
  • New audio effects such as reverb, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost
  • New Download Manager, giving users easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email, or another application
  • Support for multiple cameras on the device, including a front-facing camera, if available
  • Support for WebM/VP8 video playback, and AAC audio encoding
  • Improved power management with a more active role in managing apps that are keeping the device awake for too long
  • Enhanced support for native code development
  • Switched from YAFFS to ext4 on newer devices
  • Audio, graphical, and input enhancements for game developers
  • Concurrent garbage collection for increased performance
  • Native support for more sensors (such as gyroscopes and barometers)
  • A new app: Stickers an app for Download stickers from the Sticker Store
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