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Rumor: Android 2.3 to arrive in 'next few days'

A purported member of the Open Handset Alliance leadership team says Google's Android 2.3 platform will soon be available to developers on the Nexus One.

The wait for Android 2.3 could be over quite soon.

"Prepare your Nexus One (developer version) for Android over-the-air update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days," according to a translation of a tweet in Spanish sent yesterday by Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez.

It can't be immediately confirmed that Vasquez or his prediction is for real. However, Vasquez states on his LinkedIn page that he's been a member of the "leadership team and usability" for the Open Handset Alliance for the past two years. His blog seems to back up his credentials as a developer. And no one has cried foul yet on the original blog post regarding Vasquez's tweet or in an Android forum.

Neither Vasquez nor Google immediately responded to request for comment.

The comments made by Vasquez follow recent rumors suggesting Android 2.3 would be released on November 11. Those rumors say the version known as Gingerbread will feature an improved design, rather than deliver a slew of new features for the mobile OS. However, Gingerbread is expected to deliver WebM support and better copy-and-paste.

Until we see Gingerbread launch or hear from Google, though, consider this a rumor.

(Via Engadget)