We've been hearing about Android 3.0, aka Gingerbread, for some time, but today there have been several reports that Google's newest dessert has been released to some testers. First up is news from our friends over at DroidDog, who said that not only was Android 3.0 spotted accessing the Linpack app for Android, but so were devices using 3.0.1 and 3.2! I'm sure there's some way for hackers to spoof the version number on a cooked ROM, but why go through the trouble? Anyway, next up we have a photo from the folks at Phandroid. While it's entirely possible that, like the Linpack findings, this could be totally fake, but a tipster sent Phandroid a photo of a Nexus One running Android 3.0, seen above.
It's strange that the whoever took the photo of the Nexus One decided to cover the top of the device, although perhaps they had a reason for doing so. I can't think of one, but who knows? It's entirely possible that the picture received the Photoshop treatment before being sent in, but I wouldn't be surprised if Android 3.0 was in the hands of some lucky Google testers. Considering we've heard that Gingerbread will be released in Q4 2010, possibly as early as October, the big G would probably want to begin testing the OS soon in order to work out any kinks in the software. What do you think, dear readers? Is the photo above the real deal or are you crying "Shop!"?