Introducing Android 2.3: Official Gingerbread Announcement Video Live on YouTube, SDK Released

Wowee wow wow! The AndroidDevelopers YouTube channel just gave us the sweetest treat ever. Live now is the official announcement video of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) giving us the rundown of everything new in the latest Android OS update. We want to take some time to soak it in and gather our thoughts, but watch it now and chime in for yourselves (bonus Nexus S footage within). Gaming, multimedia, near field communication — is there any doubt remaining that this is getting showed off later today?

Oh, and did we mention the SDK was released, too? Head on over to the Android Developers Android 2.3 page to get the full rundown.

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  • 2FR35H


  • Fira

    I knew it !

  • Aeires

    So much for just cosmetic updates, this looks like a monster of a build. Looks like the Nexus S is legit as well.

    And now the mind numbing wait begins. Hopefully the G2 won’t take too long.

  • Tyronnster

    Cant wait for 2.3 on my nexus one

  • 2FR35H

    I love the looks of this New 2.3 but… I am still not with NFC’s I mean for accessing important information anyways but all else is perfect now just show me a release date for the NS and I will be even happier :)

  • Jorge

    stupid work blocks youtube…:(

  • G8D

    They sure want to seem game friendly, eh?

  • suyi

    sweet jesus!!!

  • Charles

    i already have this on my g2. i got an ota last friday, and everything seems to work well, but i have no clue how i got it. no one else on the web seems to have gotten it yet. it looks great tho

  • swehes

    Getting the SDK. :)

  • 1Up


  • 1Up

    @ George use ur ANDROID handset homie

  • Techblogger

    It just got better, again.

  • DanGrover

    The NFC guy looks scary as anything, but yeah, looks nice.

  • Rozza C

    I like the second dude’s T-shirt

  • romma

    How long before we can get some type of functioning Rom out of this?

  • Alexander

    So, about that NFC chip, looks like they already put it to use!

  • zero7starz

    The video no longer works.

  • turbo
  • Josh

    How wonderful……… sad that I still have yet to get 2.1….or 2.2 on my Fender

  • Brad 2

    Great updates! I’ll have to look into the low latency Audio RIGHT NOW!

  • gokartracer5

    Yet I still don’t have 2.2 for my Galaxy S (Captivate).

  • tim242

    The Nexus S is live on Google’s page, for tmobile. Not that I’m excited, but I know some of you will be. I just want some Gbread on my Evo!

  • tim242

    Nexus S available Dec.16 at Best Buy.

  • dork

    did google just feel like giving everything away today!

  • Goobenet

    This is nice and all, but how about some 2.2 or even 2.3 love for the vibrant? I would imagine the software devs at samsung have been working on this, thus the delays for 2.2 on the damn thing, but the specs (cept for the goofy RFID stuff) are almost that of the vibrant… just skip 2.2 and jump us all to 2.3 pls kthx bai.

  • Herpderp

    Come on, the swedish website is faster then you

  • Willie

    Pfft piece of crap samsung, the Fascinate was my first and last samsung phone.

  • Alex

    Now my Droid X has outdates software…again..but thats ok Gingerbread looks sweet (pun intended)

  • Aeok18109

    charles your full of shit LOL. good try tho ^_^

  • kevin

    I hope Gingerbread is rolled out to vanilla devices soon.

  • Pete

    so….now it’s time to sit and wait for all the carriers to play catch up ANNNND release some gingerbread phones just in time for honey comb to come out.

  • AndroidEyez

    Now its time to set and wait for Cyanogen to bring all of us that Gingerbread love way before any carrier root your phone if you can’t stand to wait. And I am retiring my G2 until it gets ported and pulling out my NEXUS ONE.

  • fluffy

    Have they finally addressed the massive issues with the JIT performance? Their site hasn’t really said a whole lot about that. FroYo’s JIT is nice but it’s still a far cry from what you can get on NDK, what with the lack of method inlining and a decent optimizer.

  • LaMarcus Oliver

    i hope that sprint gets 2.3 out on the evo 1st like they did with 2.2.

  • WickedStyx

    @gokartracer5 – Well stop being a pussy and install it.

  • MuadDib

    I want them Android shirts.

  • Tintinn

    Will my HTC Desire get the Gingerbread update??

  • Bdub
  • Bdub

    Im expecting long wait for samsung devices. Boooooo