Speculation has once again started as to exactly when Gingerbread will release. Last week, we reported that there was a chance that Google CEO Eric Schmidt would be introducing Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the Google Nexus S at the Web 2.0 Summit. While that didn’t happen, With Eric Schmidt telling the world that it will be a “few weeks” during a recent interview, we have been looking for a date in which Google will announce the latest version of its Android operating system.
Looking at upcoming events, we happened to notice that Andy Rubin, creator of Android, is speaking at the D: Dive into Mobile conference on December 6th. Rubin will be the opening interview which would make it a perfect time for him to introduce the new Gingerbread OS and the first handset to run it. And the date would meet the timeline brought up by Google CEO Schmidt last week.
Could Rubin drop Gingerbread or news of the impending release during the interview?
Of course, it can be safely assumed that the announcement of Gingerbread will be coupled with the drop of the Nexus S device we saw Schmidt carrying during the Web 2.0 Summit. So if there is going to be something at the D: Dive in to Mobile event, it would probably involve the new developer handset.