December 2, 2010 | by Michael Heller
On November 23rd a video was posted at Google’s official GoogleinHK site to show off the Cantonese Google Voice Search app on iOS and Android. Somehow it hadn’t caught anyone’s attention until now, but the Android section of that video shows off the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread build.
As expected the UI has taken on a more unified color scheme, with the greens and blacks apparent in the notification bar, phone, and browser icons. There are also a few other tweaks which you can see in these comparison images of Froyo and Gingerbread:
I have to say, this doesn’t seem to be the “beautiful UI” update that Google promised would end the need for custom UIs. It’s a nice update, and the changes make it readily apparent that you are using a Gingerbread phone and not a Froyo phone. But, unless there is more that we aren’t seeing in the video, it looks like I might be sticking with LauncherPro on my phone.
Check out the video here. And, let us know what you think. Is this the UI expected?
Also, can anyone translate what the new tab in the Market says? Word around has it that the new tab is labeled “Related”.