iPhone OS 4.0 Contender: Android 2.2 or 3.0?

By Peter Chubb - May 25, 2010

Google knew that they had to offer a counter-attack to Apple after its announcement of iPhone OS 4.0. The search engine giant did not disappoint with the unveiling of Android OS 2.2 Froyo. If you put the latter with the likes of the HTC Droid Incredible then the 3GS running iPhone OS 3.0 has no chance, but put the 4G with iPhone OS 4.0 and it is a totally different story.

We know that Google’s mobile OS is one of the best on the market, but the launch of iPhone OS 4.0 will change all of that. However, all is not lost and there is another contender to Apple’s latest mobile OS – Android 3.0. The software is a long way off, but when it comes we can expect something special.

There are those who believe that Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released before the year is out – but that is being a little optimistic. Although we can rest assured that Google will study the good and the bad points of iPhone OS 4.0 and than makes the necessary adjustments to its own mobile operating system.

In a recent article we showed you some of the first screenshots of Gingerbread, and we can tell you that it is the best looking Android interface yet.

Which Android OS do you think will be a contender for iPhone OS 4.0 – 2.2 or 3.0?

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Also See: iPhone OS 4.0 Release: Web Apps vs. App Store and Developers

  • Hayden

    The reason people like the iPhone is because it looks way cooler and the operating system runs seamlessly with the hardware, unlike android which runs clunky and doesn't look near as cool.

  • Mark

    "iPhone OS 4.0 Contender: Android 2.2 or 3.0?"

    Err Android 1.0…..

    I think even Windows 3.11 had multi-tasking… Why to people get off on Apples crap, when it's So far behind the times?

  • Rob

    So your saying that the apple os 4.0 is better than froyo 2.2! And only the gingerbread will be able to compete? Please half of the new features the IPhone is getting is on Android 1.5 and 1.6. There biggest draw on this new OS 4.0 is Multitasking. I had that on my mytouch 3g. My friends that have IPhones droooled over my android 2., lets not even begin to talk about 2.2

  • Why do you keep asking if android will b a contender? Have seen the numbers? IPhone OS was passed with Eclair(2.0.1/2.0)… iPhone will be in catch up mode from here on. Android OS can do everything iphone os can do… the iphone cannot do everything android can do. Its taken them to version 4 to get multi tasking. IPhone has been passed. Thanks.