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Android 2.2 replacement on the way

Android 2.2 replacement on the way

Google is planning the next version of Android, subtitled Gingerbread, to continue the work of the upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo platform, with a pre-Christmas release date on the cards.

"WebM support in Android is expected in the Gingerbread release (currently planned for Q4 2010). So there's one feature we know should definitely be lurking in the next Android OS," said a Google spokesperson on an official developer forum.

Android 2.2 is set to arrive in the near future and although its feature list adds to what its predecessors offer, the Gingerbread revamp is believed to be housing still further improvements.

Fans of Android will be hoping that synchronising music with their smartphones will be integrated into Gingerbread.

However, Google had suggested that it was going to be stepping down the stream of Android updates in order to unify the platform and stop leaving behind those users and manufacturers who have bought into earlier versions, only to see them become obsolete in a few months.

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