Gingerbread now rumored to arrive on December 6thAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Gingerbread, Gingerbread, Gingerbread. The next version of the Android OS has been a hot topic as of late, and just about everyone has an opinion of when it'll launch. First we heard that it would be November 11th, then we heard that it would be more like mid-November, and finally, some thought that Eric Schmidt would announce it at the Web 2.0 Summit. Obviously, none of those rumors panned out, so what do we do now? Guess some more! The latest bit of speculation claims that Android 2.3 could arrive on December 6th at the "D: Dive Into Mobile" event. The thinking behind this is that since Andy Rubin is making an appearance at the event, he may decide to finally let Gingerbread loose. This rumor is supported by the fact that at the Web 2.0 Summit, Eric Schmidt said that Gingerbread would launch in the "next few weeks."
When you consider all of the evidence, a December 6th debut for Android 2.3 definitely seems plausible. After all, Andy Rubin is known as the father of Android, and who better than Andy's daddy to announce Gingerbread's availability? Still, I'm not completely sold. Sure, this D event is all about mobile, but, as with just about any new version of Android, 2.3 is pretty highly anticipated, and I believe that Google would want to give Gingerbread its own stage to shine on. Even if that's just a press release on a random date this month or next, it would still be all about Gingerbread, just how Google would like it.