On Monday, Google officially unveiled the next version of Android, codenamed “Gingerbread” (version 2.3). Here is a list of new features, as well as screenshots and video.

Improvements and new features

The new stuff in Android 2.3 includes:

  • New UI theme with simpler color scheme
  • Redesigned on-screen keyboard
  • New copy-and-paste functionality
  • Better power management
  • Better application management
  • New downloads manager
  • Near-field communications (NFC) integration
  • SIP calling over the Internet
  • New camera app for accessing multiple cameras
  • Support for extra large screens (i.e. tablets)


The next Android: Screenshots of version 2.3, Gingerbread


Here is Google’s introduction to Android 2.3 for developers:

The first Android 2.3 device will be the Google Nexus S. Here is look at the direction Google is taking with the Nexus S: