Gingerbread Software Update Arriving “In The Next Few Weeks”

Now that Google has come clean on the Nexus S and revealed all about their next Android software instalment, Gingerbread we’re going to have to play another waiting game until both the new handset and OS update arrive. While Google confirmed release dates for the Nexus S during yesterday’s announcement (16th December for the US and the 20th December in the UK) Android users hoping to get their hands on an upgrade for their device will have to wait a few more weeks before the software rolls out according to a developer.

Reto Meier took to his Twitter account to set the record straight after confusion arose as to whether Gingerbread was already available as an over-the-air update for the Nexus One. He informed fans that, “The Nexus One OTA isn’t happening just yet – should be coming in a few weeks.”

Google is yet to set a date in stone for the release of the first Gingerbread update but considering that some punters still haven’t received an Android 2.2 Froyo instalment for their handsets six months down the line, many are expecting another lengthy process this time round too.

The Google Nexus S will be the debut Android 2.3 handset and brings with it a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a fancy looking 4 inch Super AMOLED ‘Contour’ touchscreen which gives the display a very slight curve. It will be available through various retailers, rather than just Google, for a SIM free price of £550.

You can find all about Android 2.3 Gingerbread in our introduction guide.

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