By Chuong Nguyen | July 27, 2010 12:24 PM
Linpack, an Android benchmarking tool, is reporting three different Android 3.0 variants being tested utilizing the utility. According to Linpack maker GreeneComputing, Android 3.0, 3.0.1, and 3.2 were spotted utilizing LinPack.
“Android 2.2 (FroYo) took the Linpack lead for the most runs this last week. According to my analytics, Android 2.2 was used 43.1% of the time. Android 2.1-update1, the previous leader was used 39.8% of the time. So what was used for the rest of the 17% of the time? How about 158 other ROMs! That is a lot of variety to choose. Mixed in with the lot is some curious ROMs; Android 3.0, Android 3.0.1 and Android 3.2.”
Though three firmware numbers were listed under the Gingerbread build. it could be the same software that’s been divided for concurrent development by different teams at Google.
Android 3.0 being tested now would line up with an analyst who had pegged an Android tablet from Motorola to launch in November, marking a late 2010 arrival for Android 3.0 Gingerbread.