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Android 2.3 will be out next. Gingerbread, is that you?

Android 2.3 will be out next. Gingerbread, is that you?

A new “major update” to Google’s Android operating system will be out before the rumoured Gingerbread, according to an unnamed Google project member.

A snippet was unearthed by an Android Central member from Google’s “issues” repository, which states: “Yes, Android 2.3 is a “major release”, and this patch will be available then”.

The patch mentioned problems connecting to a corporate Wi-Fi network after updating to Android 2.2, AKA Froyo. Given the fact that past Android updates have all been incremental on the decimal scale, this seems to suggest 2.3 may be none other than Gingerbread.

And that's not to mention that the Gingerbread features leaked recently were not exactly earth-shattering enough for a leap to version 3.0. With two more updates, Honeycomb and the latest, Ice Cream, already in the pipeline, 2.3 sounds more and more like the Gingerbread we have all been craving.

Unfortunately no release date for the update was mentioned but reports of Gingerbread being complete are already circulating the web, so we will just have to wait to find out if that’s really the case.

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