Android 2.3 Gingerbread software update "in next few weeks"

Over-the-air upgrade not imminent

Nexus S is quickest way to get your hands on new Android software.

Jonesing for Android 2.3 but don’t want to drop £550 on that sleek new Samsung Google Nexus S? Well, it looks like you’ve got a bit of a wait on your hands according to Android developer Reto Meier.

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Meier took to Twitter last night to refute claims that an over-the-air update for the now old-school Nexus One was imminent. He said, “The Nexus One OTA isn’t happening just yet - should be coming in a few weeks”.

The update to Android 2.2 FroYo has proved to be a long and fraught process, with many punters still lacking the software despite it being in the wild for over six months. Expect a similarly lengthy process for Gingerbread, especially when it comes to phones rocking custom UIs and tweaks, which make changes harder to implement.

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Via Android Community