Android Gingerbread man hits up Google HQ, signals impending arrival of Android 2.3

Android Gingerbread statue finds its way to Google HQ
Android Gingerbread statue finds its way to Google HQ

If this isn’t much of a solid indicator that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is on its way soon, I’m not sure what is. The Google campus just got another tasty treat to go with the other Android sweets, and this newly arrived Gingerbread Man signals the impending release of the Gingerbread update.

Now the Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, and Froyo statues have another friend to greet people with, and it couldn’t come at a better time. While Google has yet to officially announced the new version of the OS, we can imagine that the announcement will be on its way shortly. We saw a giant cup of Froyo land at Google HQ sometime in May, but no one saw the official update until sometime in late June, so we may have until the end of November to see it officially debut. That said, a leaked version of Froyo hit the web about ten seven days before the official roll-out – hopefully we’ll be just as lucky.

While it could still be true, the rumor that Gingerbread will be delayed until late December or early January may not seem to hold the water it once did. It really could go either way, but we have every reason to remain optimistic that we’ll see the brand new update hitting handsets before the end of the year.

Gingerbread is said to host a new UI for the Android OS, making it a little easier on the eyes. The rumored Google Music could launch with it as well, allowing Android users to buy and download music right from the Android Market. Not only that, Google may open an online Android Market that will let users choose applications and music they want right from their computer, and send them straight to their phone using the Chrome to Phone feature.

While we didn’t see the Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK drop this week as rumored, we saw quite a few morsels of information that makes us think that the new OS update is right around the corner. For a retrospective of where the OS has been, and how for its come from 1.0, make sure to check out the Evolution of Android : Follow the Gingerbread road(map).

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[Via: TechCrunch]

  • Anonymous

    How in the hell does a site like this not know that Gingerbread = 3.0? I dare to call myself a “wireless fanatic” and I sure as shit wouldn’t screw up like that.

    • Anonymous

      How about you do a little more reading on a site like this, as we have not only speculated, but recently confirmed that Android Gingerbread will in fact be version 2.3. What proof do you have to say otherwise outside of rumors? That’s what I thought. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter what version number it is. It just helps to be right about it, which we are. ;)

  • Jaz

    lol first comment? nice cookie!

  • hahayeahright

    Froyo came out 7 days after they put the lawn decoration out :) http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/22/android-froyo-launch/

  • Cheech658

    acually we dont know what number it will be. i searched the web and som say 3.0, som other 2.3. i feel like we wont know before a little while. this website saying it will be 2.3, i say comfirming an information like that is not very professional since we dont know. personnaly i think since the 2.0/2.1 eclair version, the logical number to attribute to gingerbred mean would me 3.0.

  • BenB

    According to a Google engineer (http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=8804#c36), the next release of Android is going to be 2.3, it will be a major release! Therefore, as Google have just put a Gingerbread statue on their lawn, it indicates that Gingerbread will in fact be 2.3, not 3.0!

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