We are expecting Google to unveil the next version of its mobile platform, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, any day now, Google Backed the Cookies Already, and it just so happens that CEO Eric Schmidt is scheduled to appear at the San Francisco’s Web 2.0 Summit on Monday.
We have some idea of what Gingerbread’s homescreen will look like, but aside from that, any other specific features of the OS are rumors at best. We do know from a recent interview with Android creator Andy Rubin that gaming, browser improvement, and social media integration will play a central role in Gingerbread revisions.
It seems that Google is under intense pressure from Samsung to get this software out before the end of the year so that the Korean based manufacturer can get its Gingerbread flavored Android phones launched before Tegra 2 dual-core devices are released early in 2011.
On Monday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt plans on kicking off the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco with a speech entitled, “A Conversation with Eric Schmidt” and no specific topics have been mentioned. Later in the day, Nikesh Arora, Google’s president of Global Sales Operations and Business Development, will talk in front of the audience. While neither speech mentions Gingerbread, Android 2.3 or anything related to Google’s open source OS, there is nothing that says otherwise either.
Perhaps by Monday evening we will know all about the next great information in the life of the globe’s hottest mobile operating system. Or, we might just be sitting around looking for more clues about an looming release of Gingerbread.