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Andy Rubin expected to announce Gingerbread at D:Dive Into Mobile Conference

After months of speculation and minor detail leaks, Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" might finally get official today.

The tech blogosphere is abuzz after Notion Ink, an Indian developer, wrote in a blog post over the weekend: 

6th December is another big day for Android and you will find out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible with 2.3)

Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, is scheduled to speak at the D:Dive Into Mobile Conference in San Francisco today. This has fueled further speculation that an official Gingerbread announcement is coming today.

Of course, the same was thought of Eric Schmidt's speech at the Web 2.0 Summit. And while the official announcement wasn't made at that event three weeks ago, Schmidt did out the Samsung Nexus S and hinted at some of Gingerbread's new features.

The clock is ticking for the new OS launch. Google has less than three weeks to get it out to consumers before its holiday-themed codename becomes last year's news.

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By Souka on 12/6/2010 11:10:03 AM , Rating: 0
I did a manual check on my Verizon DroidX... no 2.3 yet.

Am I worried? nope
Will I check every hour until it is? nope

RE: not yet
By Souka on 12/6/2010 11:11:35 AM , Rating: 2
oops, forgot to add that I don't expect 2.3 anytime soon...maybe by year end...who knows.

RE: not yet
By CrazyBernie on 12/6/2010 11:31:37 AM , Rating: 3

Google launching an update and Verizon launching an update are two totally different beasts.

RE: not yet
By Breakfast Susej on 12/6/2010 11:36:09 AM , Rating: 3
With the carriers around here more like check back next December, you might be upgrading to 2.3 by then.

RE: not yet
By Souka on 12/6/2010 2:48:37 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the down-rating on my original post...why?

Anyhow.. yeah, no kidding with Verizon... my poor old Eris life was ended with 2.1 and no 2.2

Eris was a good phone(2.0 or newer)... better with Kaos-froyo 2.2 except the digital camera would crash everytime for me so I just kept it at 2.1 until my recent DroidX upgrade.

RE: not yet
By bug77 on 12/6/2010 11:49:43 AM , Rating: 2
Let's look at the bright side: when you do see the 2.3 update, you'll know 2.4/3.0 is just around the corner.

RE: not yet
By Schadenfroh on 12/6/2010 11:52:46 AM , Rating: 2
I needs my gingerbread for my Droid 1

"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone
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