Thing are moving very quickly now as we head to the last few months of 2010. It has been an incredible year for Android and Google’s open source OS appears ready to continue taking market share from all of the other mobile platforms. One way that Google has been able to achieve this is by constantly upgrading the software. Think of how fast we have seen Android go from Donut to Eclair and Froyo. Now, the Gingerbread SDK is expected to be released next week and as we reported, there is already talk about a Motorola handset becoming the flagship for the build.
There has been speculation that Gingerbread will be Android 2.5 with the 3.0 Honeycomb version built for tablets. It has been a mere 5 months since the release of Froyo, and already the talk is moving to a possible Honeycomb launch in Q1 of 2011. Getting the new API calls for Gingerbread next week will allow for a look at some of the new functionality and a view of stock Gingerbread before the carriers put their overlays on top of it.
At this point, it would seem that the big question is if Windows Phone 7 can slow down the Android train. Another possible speed bump could be a Verizon branded version of the Apple iPhone. This would have the effect of slowing down Android right where the green robot gets plenty of its revenue from.