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Google Android 2.3

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
pmviana
Better than Android 1.6... but lost in time
80
gcortes824
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
cyanwin8
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is a good OS but it's not as polished as ICS or JB....read more
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Score Breakdown

 
76
Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
For those expecting a sea change in the OS, we'll tell you up front that you'll be disappointed ... a lot of motion behind the scenes, but not a load of cosmetic and navigational changes.
 
80
Android Central
While Gingerbread didn't bring the monster UI overhaul many of us wanted and were expecting, there are some welcome changes.
 
80
Ubergizmo
We’ve always said it: the real value of a smartphone is in the software, and Android 2.3 is the star of the show.
 
70
Gizmodo
Android 2.3 is almost exactly where Android needs to be to take the next step: The fundamentals, the vision, the polish (mostly) are there, finally.
 
70
SlashGear
While Android went through its share of significant updates, particularly in the jump from 1.6 to 2.0, the progression from Froyo to Gingerbread is less dramatic.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
Android 2.3 brings with it a number of updates and enhancements rather than a slew of new features.
 
70
AnandTech
The new version of Android brings a ton of new stuff to the table and smooths over a few rough spots.