Android OS 3.0 (Gingerbread) "Details" Not Very Detailed or Appetizing

You would think that there would be a lot Android tablets from first tier PC vendors by now (more than 6 months since the iPad’s release). And, yet, all we really have is the Dell Streak with its tiny (for a tablet) 5-inch display. To make matters worse, it runs the ancient Android OS 1.6 release (2.2 is the current release). Some manufacturers have said that Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) is not suitable for tablet devices. But, I don’t recall anyone offering specific examples of where Froyo falls short on tablets. Some reports suggest manufacturers are waiting for Android OS 3.0 (Gingerbread). So, what is Gingerbread? Phandroid claims to have some details:

[Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details

– Standard icons redesigned
– Notification bar redesigned
– YouTube app redesigned
– Visual “bounce” orange glow upon reaching the top or bottom of a a list
– Google Talk protocol implemented for video chat
– Google Voice SIP support

Honestly, as an Android fan and user, this is not a very interesting collection of “details” so far. I’m sure hardware manufacturers have gotten more details than this about Gingerbread. If not, they are probably not regrouping their Android tablet design teams quite yet. It might be a long wait for Android tablets from tier 1 players.