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Android 2.3 coming soon to Nexus One

The Google Nexus team says that the Gingerbread OS update will be delivered over the air "in the coming weeks."

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread is coming to the Nexus One.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is coming to the Nexus One. CNET

Owners of the Google Nexus One won't have to wait much longer for Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The Google Nexus team posted on Twitter last night that Gingerbread would be making its way over the air to Nexus One devices "in the coming weeks." The team didn't provide any more information on when it would land, but owners of the smartphone can at least be reassured that it is in fact coming to the device sooner rather than later.

Those who don't want to wait that long (or would like a new smartphone) can get Gingerbread right now. Best Buy is currently selling the Gingerbread-equipped Google Nexus S smartphone to T-Mobile customers. In addition, the Nexus S features a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor.

Gingerbread boasts several updates over its predecessor, Android 2.2 Froyo. The updated operating system features an improved user interface, Internet calling with the help of SIP, the ability to switch over to voice mode to fix text errors, and more.

As important as it might be that Gingerbread is coming to the Nexus One, other Android phone owners will likely be forced to wait much longer. With each new Android version launch, it takes quite a while to get the latest version of the OS on devices. Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones, for example, are still running Android 2.1.