Android 2.3

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread (API 9)
On December 6, 2010, the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) SDK was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.35.[1][2] Changes included:[1]
Version Release date Features Image(s)
2.3 December 6, 2010[2]
  • Updated user interface design with increased simplicity and speed.
  • Support for extra-large screen sizes and resolutions (WXGA and higher).[3]
  • Native support for SIP VoIP internet telephones.
  • Faster, more intuitive text input on a virtual keyboard, with improved accuracy, better suggested text and voice input mode.
  • Enhanced copy/paste functionality, allowing users to select a word by press-holding, copying, and pasting.
  • 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 applications that are keeping the device awake for too long.
  • Enhanced support for native code development.
  • Switched from YAFFS to ext4 on newer devices.[4][5]
  • Audio, graphical, and input enhancements for game developers.
  • Concurrent garbage collection for increased performance.
  • Native support for more sensors (such as gyroscopes and barometers).
  • First Android version to feature an Easter egg. It was an image of the Bugdroid standing next to a zombie gingerbread man, with many more zombies in the background.
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Android 2.3 home screen
2.3.1 December 22, 2010[6]
  • Improvements and bug fixes for the Nexus S.


2.3.2 January 21, 2011[7]
  • Improvements and bug fixes for the Nexus S.

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread[edit]

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (API 10)
Version Release date Features Image(s)
2.3.3 February 9, 2011[8]
  • Several improvements and API fixes.[9]


2.3.4 April 28, 2011[10]
  • Support for voice or video chat using Google Talk.[11]
  • Open Accessory Library support. Open Accessory was introduced in 3.1 (Honeycomb) but the Open Accessory Library grants 2.3.4 added support when connecting to a USB peripheral with compatible software and a compatible application on the device.[12]
  • Switched the default encryption for SSL from AES256-SHA to RC4-MD5.[13][14]
  • Fixed a spontaneous reboot on Samsung Galaxy S Plus.


2.3.5 July 25, 2011[15]
  • Improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G, among other fixes and improvements.
  • Fixed a Bluetooth bug on Samsung Galaxy S.
  • Fixed a Wi-Fi crash on Samsung Galaxy S Plus.
  • Improved the Gmail application.
  • Shadow animations for list scrolling.
  • Camera software enhancements.[16]
  • Improved battery efficiency.


2.3.6 September 2, 2011[17]


2.3.7 September 21, 2011
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  2. 2.0 2.1 Ducrohet, Xavier (December 6, 2010). "Android 2.3 Platform and Updated SDK Tools". Android Developers Blog. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
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  9. "Android 2.3.3 Platform". Android Developers. 2011. Archived from the original on June 13, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  10. "Android 2.3.4 source tag". Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  11. "Video Chat on Your Android Phone". Google Mobile Blog. April 28, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  12. "Open Accessory Library 2.3.4". Android Developers. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  13. Sarkar, Abhijoy (October 14, 2013). "Is it Java that weakened Android's SSL security?". Muktware. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  14. "Why Android SSL was downgraded from AES256-SHA to RC4-MD5 in late 2010". op-co.de. October 15, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
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  16. Arghire, Ionut. "Android 2.3.5 Arrives on Galaxy S in the UK". Softpedia.com. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  17. Stephen Schenck (September 2, 2011). "Nexus S Ushers-In Android 2.3.6, But Does It Fix Or Cause Bugs?". pocketnow. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  18. Ali Waqas (September 28, 2011). "Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Update For Nexus S Available (Wi-Fi And Tethering Fix)". Addictive Tips. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  19. Anton D. Nagy (September 27, 2011). "Google Samsung Nexus S Gets Android 2.3.6 Update". PocketNow. Archived from the original on December 30, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.


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