#MWC11: Android 2.4 Gingerbread does exist, ViewSonic ViewPad 4 runs it (video)
Not long ago, we’ve reported that ViewSonic may be among the first companies to launch an Android 2.4 smartphone. Well, ViewSonic has now confirmed this at MWC 2011.
ViewSonic has also confirmed that Android 2.4 is still Gingerbread – it’s just an upgrade to it, which enables apps designed for Honeycomb to run on phones, too. I have yet to discover what other novelties 2.4 will bring.
Anyway, ViewSonic’s Android 2.4 handset is the ViewPad 4, initially announced as a Froyo smartphone at CES in January.
The ViewPad 4 features a large 4.1 inch WVGA display, Wi-Fi, 5MP camera on the back, VGA front-facing camera for video calling, mini HDMI port, Mini USB, and a 1GHz Qualcomm processor. It certainly is an interesting smartphone, despite not having out-of-the ordinary specs. Check it out in the hands-on video below:
According to ViewSonic, the ViewPad 4 will be released in May – so Google should launch Android 2.4 a bit earlier. The smartphone will hit Europe and Asia – for the moment, ViewSonic has no plans to launch it in North America.