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Google Shuts Down Gingerbread Rumors

Well, Wednesday’s Gingerbread rumors have officially been shut down by one of Google’s lead Android techs.  (All Droid 1 users please exhale.)  In a series of tweets yesterday, Dan Morril went off about the latest Android 3.0 rumors, reminding anyone who would listen that “rumors are not official announcements” and that we all “shouldn’t believe everything we read.

Nice reminders Mr. Morril.  Sometimes we all get a little too excited when news about the next Android OS is floating around in the wild.  We just love us some Android baby.  And man are we excited to hear that our Droid 1 will still have a chance at some Gingerbread love.

Oh and hat tip to Koush for calling out the original source immediately.

Who’s throwing the party this morning?

  • Nice reminders Mr. Morril. Sometimes we all get a little too excited when news about the next Android is floating around in the wild.And This man are we excited to hear that our Droid 1 will still have a chance at some Gingerbread love. Thanks

  • Android updates are alphabetical goodies. Version numbers, like 2.2, are practical, but Google's naming scheme is much better equipped to indulge a craving. Froyo, for frozen yogurt, is the current Android 2.2 being pushed to handsets..thanks for this nice post….

  • I dont mind rumors at all…Just preface them with 80-point letters “THIS IS JUST A RUMOR”. Thats all you have to do. I'd be happy with that.

  • Adammpkins

    Nobody else asked this question? This site sure didn't help by presenting it as fact. The moment I read the article, I asked “Who is this guy, and what makes him credible?” Which is the first thing bloggers and journalists should be asking. Bad reporting all around.

  • brandonmee

    Also the screen resolution specification would put the N1 as obsolete as well. I don't think google is ready for that just yet.

  • 🙂 <—— Me very happy now

  • brandonmee

    I would have to say I agree with you. After all they did hire the lead ui designer of palm. Also I would highly doubt they would release an os with those requirements. I mean afterall with the screen resolution specification their beloved N1 would be without Gingerbread.

  • Blp2021
  • Br_d

    If Apple came out with that one-button phone, there'd be lines around the block. *eyeroll*

  • Kellex, Pete, JRummy, and Koush, the (non) fearsome-foursome that will assimulate us all…. hopefully. 😉

  • Well if gingerbread is not coming to droid I'm still exited for froyo… by the way is there an easier wayy to root?

  • EC8CH

    Llama Llama Red Pajama!

  • EC8CH

    Dan's a pretty well respected guy, and I doubt his motives would be so unscrupulous.

  • poeddroiduser

    Why are there rumors, BECAUSE GOOGLE DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING OFFICIAL! Want to stops the rumors, SAY SOMETHING ON THE RECORD! GEEZ…

    PR 101 – Even Tiger knows this

  • Yeah, probably ought to put Pete in that list. I personally don't have any luck with his ROMs but I understand that he contributes mightily to progress of the whole Android multiverse.

  • kellex

    No need to apologize. I'm always open to people calling me out, I have no problem with that. Just don't take extra steps to start unnecessary arguments with other readers. It does nothing for any of us.

  • If it makes you feel better, sorry dude.

  • I am trying to help man, good thing I'm off today Google closed offices for the 4th of July weekend. Data center Goose Creek, SC.

  • Octotron

    Drama Llama. Silly stuff.

  • Yep, that's my very low activity blog. Thanks for the plug though!!!!

  • kellex

    Your comments are all on here.

  • tbaybe

    thank goodness!

  • Hey Kellex where is my comments man?

  • kellex

    It's a blog. Every Android blog on the planet reported the same thing. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And if you failed to read our original post, it had an update immediately that it was more than likely less than rumor material.

    If you don't like the way we run the site, I'm fine with you leaving. We have plenty of readers.

    And if you run your mouth off at other readers of this site again, then you won't be coming back permanently.

  • I hear ya boss? http://www.technicallydeft.com/ …………………..

  • WhereIsTony

    I see no problem posting rumors when they were Identified as such.

  • Your a small child – guy was offering advice. Guess he did hit a soft spot.

  • I'm a fanboy because I disagree with your view on a blog versus a journalistic source?

    I'm done feeding the troll.

    Edit: lol at chubby boy, I weight 118.

  • WhereIsTony

    I think he might to keep selling through moto droid stock. Not saying he is but dispelling a rumor that a popular device is obsolete is just goood business.

  • djenks24

    I stand by the ideas that Android was built on. Give it to me and I'll decide!!!!

  • You are deft to what I'm saying…..fanboy. You won't win with me man.

  • It's a blog, not CNN dude. And even 100% 'legit' journalistic sources pick up rumors sometimes.

    And then they do this, reporting on the fact that the news that was going is legit.

    Edited: Unnecessary troll feeding.

  • EC8CH

    I doubt he would be putting the effort into refuting the rumors if they weren't a load of crap…

  • WhereIsTony
  • lethalprophet

    From what you posted, it doesn't seem Mr. Morril actually refusted any of the information in the referenced article, he just says it's not official. How often have we gotten unofficial information way early that still turned out to be true. I'll rejoice when I have Gingerbread on my D1 . . .
    Not being Devil's Advocate – just saying…..

  • Some cubby tech Guy, you guys no the type I'm talking about, the weird fanboy type. Anyways that was and is always the type of Guy that makes things up like this. Android people really go hook, line, & sinker. Kellex I said before, don't post rumors or things you don't no to be 100% true man. Or start a rumor section. I would say you have a growing traffic number so keep things professional. A Rumors section will help with this. Hard to disagree with me huh?

  • EC8CH

    I don't think that it has been confirmed that it is encrypted, there is just strong speculation at this point. If you've heard something concrete either way, I would love to hear it.

  • Timoh

    Seriously, I'm disappointed by that news. I can't take using this worthless phone I have now but don't want to buy a phone that's locked down either. X was looking perfect.

  • EC8CH

    Whaddabout Pete?

  • I swear, between JRummy, Koush, and Kellex you guys are like champions for droid-kind.

  • EggoEspada

    I knew it was all bull. But I do believe a major UI overhaul is being worked on. If there isn't, I'd be kinda disappointed.

  • EC8CH

    Kellex, now all you need to do is post an article on how it has been confirmed that the Droid X will NOT have an encrypted bootloader, and we all can have a fantastic 4th of July weekend!

  • Adammpkins

    Nobody else asked this question? This site sure didn't help by presenting it as fact. The moment I read the article, I asked “Who is this guy, and what makes him credible?” Which is the first thing bloggers and journalists should be asking. Bad reporting all around.

  • 🙂 <—— Me very happy now

  • Blp2021
  • Br_d

    If Apple came out with that one-button phone, there'd be lines around the block. *eyeroll*

  • Well if gingerbread is not coming to droid I'm still exited for froyo… by the way is there an easier wayy to root?

  • poeddroiduser

    Why are there rumors, BECAUSE GOOGLE DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING OFFICIAL! Want to stops the rumors, SAY SOMETHING ON THE RECORD! GEEZ…

    PR 101 – Even Tiger knows this

  • tbaybe

    thank goodness!

  • WhereIsTony
  • Lethalprophet

    From what you posted, it doesn't seem Mr. Morril actually refusted any of the information in the referenced article, he just says it's not official. How often have we gotten unofficial information way early that still turned out to be true. I'll rejoice when I have Gingerbread on my D1 . . .
    Not being Devil's Advocate – just saying…..

    • EC8CH

      I doubt he would be putting the effort into refuting the rumor if they weren't a load of crap…

      • WhereIsTony

        I think he might to keep selling through moto droid stock.

        • EC8CH

          Dan's a pretty well respected guy, and I doubt his motives would be so unscrupulous.

        • brandonmee

          Also the screen resolution specification would put the N1 as obsolete as well. I don't think google is ready for that just yet.

  • Some cubby tech Guy, you guys no the type I'm talking about, the weird fanboy type. Anyways that was and is always the type of Guy that makes things up like this. Android people really go hook, line, & sinker. Kellex I said before, don't post rumors or things you don't no to be 100% true man. Or start a rumor section. I would say you have a growing traffic number so keep things professional. A Rumors section will help with this. Hard to disagree with me huh?

    • Not trying to be a jerk just telling it like it is, good site and fresh news as always man. Cheers.

    • It's a blog, not CNN dude. And even 100% 'legit' journalistic sources pick up rumors sometimes.

      And then the do this, reporting on the fact that the news that was going is legit. Pull your panties out of your vagina man.

      • You are deft to what I'm saying…..fanboy. You won't win with me man.

        • djenks24

          I stand by the ideas that Android was built on. Give it to me and I'll decide!!!!

      • Grow up chubby boy. Awww did I hit a soft spot, I got all day.

      • This is by far journalism, entertainment really fella. Wow you fall asleep at night with your Droid on your belly.

      • I'm a fanboy because I disagree with your view on a blog versus a journalistic source?

        I'm done feeding the troll.

      • Your a small child – guy was offering advice. Guess he did hit a soft spot.

        • Hey Kellex where is my comments man? You a Nazi? Gestapo?

          • kellex

            Your comments are all on here.

      • I hear ya boss? http://www.technicallydeft.com/ …………………..

        • Yep, that's my very low activity blog. Thanks for the plug though!!!!

    • WhereIsTony

      I see no problem posting rumors when they were Identified as such.

    • kellex

      It's a blog. Every Android blog on the planet reported the same thing. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And if you failed to read our original post, it had an update immediately that it was more than likely less than rumor material.

      If you don't like the way we run the site, I'm fine with you leaving. We have plenty of readers.

      And if you run your mouth off at other readers of this site again, then you won't be coming back by choice.

      • Octotron

        Drama Llama. Silly stuff.

        • EC8CH

          Llama Llama Red Pajama!

      • I am trying to help man, good thing I'm off today Google closed offices for the 4th of July weekend. Now think about what you just said ………. This is a waste of time.

      • If it makes you feel better, sorry dude.

        • kellex

          No need to apologize. I'm always open to people calling me out, I have no problem with that. Just don't take extra steps to start unnecessary arguments with other readers. It does nothing for any of us.

      • I dont mind rumors at all…Just preface them with 80-point letters “THIS IS JUST A RUMOR”. Thats all you have to do. I'd be happy with that.

  • I swear, between JRummy, Koush, and Kellex you guys are like champions for droid-kind.

    • EC8CH

      Whaddabut Pete?

      • Yeah, probably ought to put Pete in that list. I personally don't have any luck with his ROMs but I understand that he contributes mightily to progress of the whole Android multiverse.

      • Kellex, Pete, JRummy, and Koush, the (non) fearsome-foursome that will assimulate us all…. hopefully. 😉

  • EggoEspada

    I knew it was all bull. But I do believe a major UI overhaul is being worked on. If there isn't, I'd be kinda disappointed.

    • brandonmee

      I would have to say I agree with you. After all they did hire the lead ui designer of palm. Also I would highly doubt they would release an os with those requirements. I mean afterall with the screen resolution specification their beloved N1 would be without Gingerbread.

  • EC8CH

    Kellex, now all you need to do is post an article on how it has been confirmed that the Droid X will NOT have an encrypted bootloader, and we all can have a fantastic 4th of July weekend!

    • Timoh

      Seriously, I'm disappointed by that news. I can't take using this worthless phone I have now but don't want to buy a phone that's locked down either. X was looking perfect.

      • EC8CH

        I don't think that it has been confirmed that it is encrypted, there is just strong speculation at this point. If you've heard something concrete either way, I would love to hear it.

        • Someone put their hands on it, and it's encrypted. I sent the link into Kellex earlier, hopefully he'll have some more in depth news than I could come up with.

        • brandonmee

          I would like to note….ecryption is not perfect. Also keys can be leaked just as easy as software can be.

  • Parttytuuu

  • EC8CH

    Holy Chit! I just heard my Droid say “WOOT”!

  • villian1998

    Soooo ….. GOOGLE IS COMING OUT WITH A REVOLUTIONARY 1-BUTTON OPERATION PHONE!!!! Got to read between the lines…. tell everybody you know

    • Did you look at the picture associated with it? It's a telegraph.

      • villian1998

        I was trying to be sarcastic, but apparently it didn't work

  • Yo

    Linkified: http://goo.gl/qPfd

  • Stephen

    Ha, good stuff!

    Anybody else hear how Apple is blaming it's signal formula for dropping bars when holding the phone? They said that if your bars drop from a good signal, than you probably didn't have a good signal to begin with, the phone just said you did…I don't see how adjusting the formula will change the fact that holding an external antenna will short it out, or at least disrupt its signal…

  • SecurityNick

    And there was much rejoicing.

  • Tim, throw a party. ;D

  • vote for the droid incredible in the finals!!

    • kellex

      Still a little mad about yesterday's cheatfest. 🙁

      • Talk about a LOAD OF BS!!!!

        • You have to remember you are a Droid 1 fanboy so your judgment is clouded. Everyone knows the Inc. is a superior phone:)

          • tbaybe

            wow… wrong, just wrong!

          • brandonmee

            superior becaus of….? The snapdragon processor is way over rated. The gpu in the Droid is far better. Also I dropped my Droid 1 as you call it yesterday. Guess what? The screen didn't break something worse. I have to replace a piece of hardwood flooring in my house because there is a huge dent in it.

      • I couldn't resit. 🙁 I'm sorry. xDD
        Lol just kidding. 🙂

      • EC8CH

        Seems weird how the total number of votes jumped to over 14,000 on that poll >:-|

      • Eric

        Kellex come on now you know the truth there was no cheating. Now show some love and support for the Inc and post it.

      • WhereIsTony

        If there was cheating i doubt it was on one side and did not come up in the other rounds.

        • EC8CH

          The number of votes for the Droid was in line with the previous polls.

          The number of the votes for the Incredible however increased dramatically over previous rounds… not proof, but highly suspect.

          • WhereIsTony

            But the number of total votes in the poll are much higher with the droids presensece.

            A few incredible focused sites posted a link, but thats no different than the link here to promote the droid family.

          • EC8CH

            Unless those site just started posting links during that particular round…. I'm not buying it.

    • Eric

      Yeah lets kick some N1 ass. Vote here guys:
      http://blog.laptopmag.com/android-cup-final-goo

      • Rodeojones000

        I'm voting for the N1. What can I say…I'm a sore loser.

        • Eric

          come on dude its still a Droid.

          • EC8CH

            Not until it gets its proper boot animation…

  • Awwwwwwwwww yea.

  • WhereIsTony

    Well thats good news probably.

    I am torn between being happy at greater inclusion and saddened by the fact that an OS that needs 1ghz probably has some sweet features.

    First real Comment 😉

    • OBEEZIE

      I see how it is.

  • Woot Woot!

  • OBEEZIE

    PARTY AT MY HOUSE!!