Gingerbread to AOSP soon

While we still don't have a definite date, Googler Jean-Baptiste Queru lets us know that we'll be seeing Gingerbread in the AOSP tree soon after the Nexus S ships.  My geeky side is all tingly, as this means we can expect it on our Nexus One at any time after.  Oh and that means these guys you might have heard of, that work on this thing called CyanogenMod, can get their groove on.  Say it with me guys ... giggity. [@jbqueru via @morrildl]


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Gingerbread to be in AOSP soon says Googler


Really dont understand why the Nexus One has to wait, and I really hope its not something contractual with Samsung. The N1 is already available and the update is coming straight from Google to their own platform. I call shenanigans.

You are misinformed, because it will be on cellphones. Honeycomb is *optimized* for tablets but still runs on phones. Think iOS4 with the iPhone and the iPad. Same OS running on 2 different form factors.

When Rubin showed off the new Motorola Tablet with Honeycomb, it was said clearly in there that Honeycomb has multiple APIs built in that will allow for applications to be viewed differently between a phone and a tablet. The old rumors that it was only for tablets has long been discredited.

Here is AC's post on Rubin's keynote for reference:

Nexus S is boring, Gingerbread is boring, Honeycomb is boring. Give me BETTER GAMES, APPS and RECEPTION!.