Trade-in mobile to enjoy new-look Android operating system

08/12/2010

Trade In Mobile To Enjoy New Look Android Operating System

Trading-in a mobile phone for money may allow Britons to sign up to a deal for a handset that runs on the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

Flora Graham, taking a closer look at the platform for news and reviews site CNET UK, explains it has a very different look to some of its predecessors, such as Android 2.2 Froyo.

For example, many of the colours have changed and Google – the makers of Android – has implemented new icons and logos.

"Not only does the black background improve contrast, it also increases battery life, according to Google. It makes sense - turning the lights off uses less power," writes Ms Graham.

The first device to use Gingerbread will be the Nexus S, the search engine announced recently, with release thought to be pencilled in for several weeks' time.

Andy Rubin, vice-president of engineering and author of the Google Mobile Blog, promised those who sign up to use the handset a "pure Google" experience.

Posted by Peter Robinson