Gingerbread, also known as Android 3.0, may be posing minor threats to other software interfaces such as HTC Sense and Motorola MotoBLUR. Google’s overall plan for Android 3.0 is to eliminate the “manufacturer based UI’s”. They want to rid the manufacturer industry of trying to put their own “skin” over the already great Android software. Some other goals of “Gingerbread” is to add a completely new and polished interface and have light animated transitions between actions, all being done natively within the UI.
The head of HTC’s user experience design team, Drew Bamford, had this to say in conversation with Forbes
“Google, too, has indicated that it wants to make the next (3.0) version of Android more polished and userfriendly. Industry observers have speculated that manufacturers like HTC will make fewer alterations on their Android phones as a result.” Bamford also says he does not expect Google’s new tweaks to affect his work in any way. “Google may focus more on improving the user interface on the stock Android [software], but I don’t think they’ll preclude
manufacturer customization,” he explains.
While some people love and/or despise it, Bamford has no plans of slowing up on the development of Sense. Lets face it folks, its not going anywhere.
Android 3.0 “Gingerbread” is scheduled to release in late October 2010.