Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc running Gingerbread 2.4

Any confusion about whether Android 2.4 or Android 3.0 would be the tablet made-over Honeycomb was eliminated yesterday by product announcements from multiple OEMs and by an official Honeycomb teaser video. 2.3 is Gingerbread, and 3.0 is Honeycomb. But what we see above is an image from Tweakers.net revealing Android 2.4 running on Sony Ericsson’s new Xperia Arc. What gives?

According to the source, the incremental update includes some minor animation additions and programming hooks for video calling features, though the hooks have nothing to do with the Google Talk client. Engadget points out that we are still early in the running and that there is reason to believe such hooks will be in place by launch time. Motorola seems to think so as well, as they listed “Webcam with Google Talk” as a feature of their Gingerbread-powered Xoom tablet in the video below:

Via Engadget

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