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Rumor: Android 2.3 Gingerbread to be announced on December 6th? All signs point to maybe

November 23, 2010 | by Chris Smith


Gingerbread Androids

If you are a fellow Android lover you have been waiting patiently for the announcement of the next iteration of Google’s Android OS, Gingerbread. We have seen the Gingerbread man make his way to the Googleplex as well as listened to endless chatter on Twitter and the like; now it’s time for the real deal.

According to IntoMobile, Google’s Andy Rubin is scheduled to appear at the D: Dive Into Mobile Conference on December 6th, and because of that and the fact that he himself said that Gingerbread details would be made available in the coming weeks, the date looks promising for the announcement. It has been a good six months since the last version of Android so it looks like it is the time for Google to show off the goods.

Everyone has been speculating that Gingerbread will bring vast improvements to the UI of Android and with that an easier to use OS. Personally, I try not to get too excited about iterative updates. Considering that this is a “point” upgrade (2.2 to 2.3) I highly doubt we are going to see a completely overhauled UI. It would make more sense that Honeycomb would bring this to the table as a 3.0 product, but there is also the idea that Honeycomb will be for tablets as Gingerbread for phones.

Regardless, we will see what Google has up their sleeve soon enough. Besides, if you aren’t a Nexus One owner you won’t see an official upgrade to to Gingerbread for a matter of months if at all.

Via [IntoMobile]