Motorola is working on a new handset, named Edison, which may have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, according to a report of Android Central. The website found traces of the upcoming handsets dubbed as Edison in the Webtop code.
The Motorola handset codenamed Edison is presumed to be the much buzzed Droid HD MB865 update but there are no confirmed reports to join the strings together.
Motorola offers the Webtop application that allows users to connect the Webtop-enabled Motorola Android smartphones with a dock and use it on a larger screen using this application.
According to the report, the code in Webtop application has the codenames of the Webtop enabled Android smartphones – Olympus, Common, Sunfire, Targa and Edison.
Out of those names – Targa is the Droid Bionic, Olympus is the Atrix 4G, Sunfire is the Photon 4G and Common is assumed to be meant for common set of devices. Amongst those, Edison is the codename of an upcoming Android handset.
The codename Edison could be of the Droid HD MB865 handset which is expected to have 4.5-inch display with qHD (960×540) resolution, 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD and micro HDMI port. This handset will be as slim as 8.5mm, almost as much as the Samsung Galaxy S II handset. This device may come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread if it is revealed by the end of this year or might jump to Android Ice Cream Sandwich update directly.
We have taken the information about Edison in webtop app code as a grain of salt and just trying to pull the different strings together. Hopefully more details will be shared at the CTIA E&A Event on October 11 in San Diego, USA.