• Android 2.3 Gingerbread is a version of Android that was released on 6 December 2010. Its predecessor was Android 2.2 Froyo and its successor was Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Android 2.3 latest release on September 21 2011 as android 2.3.7. Android 2.3 support ended on November 14 2016.

Devices That Run GingerbreadEdit


  • Samsung Galaxy PT1000
  • Samsung Galaxy R
  • Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Admire
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Nexus S
  • Nexus S 4G


  • Xperia™ ion LTE/HSPA
  • Xperia™ U
  • Xperia™ Sola
  • Xperia™ S


Android 2.3 is based on Linux kernel 2.6.35, which is a bugfix of earlier 2.6 versions.

Improvements in 2.3Edit

  • 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 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 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


Released on 9 February 2011, Android 2.3.3 included several improvements and API fixes.


Version 2.3.4 introduced support for voice or video chat using Google Talk.</span>


Released on 25 July 2011, Android 2.3.5 included a number of amendments:

  • Improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G, among other fixes and improvements
  • Fixed Bluetooth bug on Samsung Galaxy S
  • Improved Gmail application
  • Shadow animations for list scrolling
  • Camera software enhancements
  • Improved battery efficiency


  • This version fixed a voice search bug.


  • Android 2.3.7 introduced Google Wallet support for the Nexus S 4G.


References Edit

android 2.3 app compatibility:

Ready Steady Bang support for android 2.3 gingerbread ended on July 17 2014.

Lync 2010 supporting android 2.3 gingerbread since June 18 2013.

GPSTest support for android 2.3 gingerbread ended on November 27 2016.

Google Pinyin Input for android 2.3.4 ended on October 6 2014.

Xperia Keyboard support for android 2.3.4 gingerbread ended on August 21 2014.

Logitech Alert supporting android 2.3 gingerbread since August 13 2013.

Acer Remote supporting android 2.3.4 gingerbread since August 29 2013.

Offers support for android 2.3 gingerbread ended on November 29 2013.

Android Live Wallpapers support for android 2.3.4 gingerbread ended on January 26 2014.

Sony Software update support for android 2.3.4 gingerbread ended on January 26 2014.

Picasa Uploader supporting android 2.3.4 gingerbread since January 1 2014.

Google Play Store support for android 2.3 gingerbread on March 16 2016. Updates only, Google Play Store still works on android 2.3. Compatibility may be limited.

Media shortcuts support for android 2.3 January 26 2014.
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  2. "Licenses". Android Open Source Project. Open Handset Alliance. Retrieved September 9, 2012. "The preferred license for the Android Open Source Project is the Apache Software License, 2.0. ... Why Apache Software License? ... For userspace (that is, non-kernel) software, we do in fact prefer ASL2.0 (and similar licenses like BSD, MIT, etc.) over other licenses such as LGPL. Android is about freedom and choice. The purpose of Android is promote openness in the mobile world, but we don't believe it's possible to predict or dictate all the uses to which people will want to put our software. So, while we encourage everyone to make devices that are open and modifiable, we don't believe it is our place to force them to do so. Using LGPL libraries would often force them to do so."

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