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Android 2.3 - Gingerbread

Gingerbread made the Android experience simpler and faster for both users and developers.  Gaming reached new heights, battery life lasted longer and NFC support spawned a whole new category of apps.

Gaming APIs

Gingerbread catapulted Android gaming to new heights. App developers were able to build rich, graphics-intensive 3D games, thanks to new lower-level access to audio, device controls, graphics and storage.


Several years before in-store mobile payments took off, Android launched Near Field Communication (“NFC”) support which let you transmit information between devices just by bringing them close together. With NFC, Gingerbread launched a slew of possibilities for delivering services with the simple tap of a device. 

Battery management

Gingerbread helped you get the most life out of your battery by knowing exactly how your device uses it; find out how much battery each aspect of your device consumes, from screen brightness to any active app.

Android History from Wikipedia

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.