According to TechCrunch, a tweet from Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez, a member of the Open Handset Alliance suggests that the Google Nexus One handset will be the first handset to receive Android Gingerbread. According to Google Translation, the message reads "prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days :-D"
There is reason to believe that originally, the Gingerbread update for the Nexus One was timed to conincide with the launch of the Nexus S (or Nexus Two) from Samsung, but considering that the handset's launch has likely been delayed, it seems that the release of Gingerbread will only release onto one handset for the near future.
November 11th is the date hinted at by IntoMobile for the Android 2.3 SDK to be released. What's more, the presence of a gingerbread man statue at the Googleplex for almost two weeks seems to indicate that the release is just around the corner.
Android Central writes that they are not sure if the statement "means some super secret Nexus Ones, or the developer versions you can buy directly from Google", but don't expect your consumer version to be getting the update as soon.
In other Android Gingerbread news, EuroDroid points out that we finally have some semi-official evidence that the version number of Android Gingerbread is 2.3, and not 2.5 or 3.0 that some thought.
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