I woke up this morning to a slew of tip emails stating that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is definitely coming out on December 6. I initially decided to pass it up (at this point, I'm so sick of Gbread rumors that I almost don't care anymore), but for the sake of you, dear reader, I thought I'd pass it along. The reason for the latest rumor is that Notion Ink posted on their blog stating the following:
6th December is another big day for Android and you will find out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible with 2.3)
Having said that I'm sick of all the rumors, it follows that I'm also now extremely skeptical (hell, even pessimistic) every time I hear a new one, so this may just be my own annoyance... but I'm not sold on this one. I think we're definitely getting close, and for that reason alone it's possible, but the Internet is making this out to be a certainty (here and here, for example), and I don't agree.
As far as I'm concerned, Notion Ink will release some details showing (or describing) the Adam running Gingerbread. I just find it hard to imagine that Google would be thrilled with them revealing the official release date. Then again, Google's holding a Chrome OS conference on December 7th, and releasing a hotly anticipated Android update on Monday and Chrome OS on Tuesday seems like a very Google thing to do, and would certainly be enough to bump the stock price.
Who knows... at this point, I'd say there's a 65% chance that the December 6th date is correct. There's a lot of speculation here, and you know my thoughts. What do you think?
Addition by Artem: considering the previous speculation that Andy Rubin, who is going to be speaking at D: Dive Into Mobile, may announce Gingerbread was centered around the same date - December 6th, I'd say this new Notion Ink-sparked rumor has some legs.[Source: Notion Ink. Thanks for the tips, Arthur M, Itay G, and Mike @ AndroidHeadlines]