Android 2.3 Gingerbread confirmed, headed to developer Nexus One handsets “in next few days”

Android-Gingerbread With Google's well known dessert-themed naming convention for its Android mobile OS, there has already been some buzz regarding the next update to follow Android 2.2 Froyo. Codenamed Gingerbread and scheduled for release before the end of the year, the company had previously said it would be focusing more on the UI design and user experience. But apart from its tasty codename, a lot of speculation has surrounded the version number of the release, whether it would simply be the next 2.x update or more significantly whether it would jump up to 3.0 as a sign of more significant rumored changes.

It finally looks like there is some confirmation on this issue with a member of the leadership team at the Open Handset Alliance, Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez, tweeting that Gingerbread will be Android 2.3, with an Over-The-Air update headed to developer Nexus One handsets "in the next few days" and other N1s likely to follow soon after. While Nexus One owners can look forward to receiving the latest version of Android first, the rest of us will have to brace ourselves for the next Android update saga; many devices out there have yet to even receive 2.2!

With Samsung holding a press event later today to unveil a new Android device, rumored to run Gingerbread and also rumored to be the fabled Nexus Two, it looks like it's going to be a big week for Android. What are your expectations for Gingerbread? Share your thoughts in the comments.

[@kron0x-Twitter via Android Police]
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