Google has tweeted to its Google Nexus Twitter account urging Nexus One owners to “hang tight” for the Android 2.3 update, noting that it will be update will hit handsets in the “coming weeks”.
Ever since Google launched its latest version of the Android operating system, Nexus One owners have been jumping up and down demanding to know when their vanilla Android devices will receive the Gingerbread goodness. As the Nexus S’ predecessor, Google supports all Nexus One software updates, removing operator indecisiveness completely and ensuring Nexus One owners often have the updates before anyone else.
The tweet doesn’t necessarily tell us something we don’t already know, Google told us when Gingerbread launched that updates would begin to roll out via over the air updates in the weeks following the launch, this tweet reaffirms that announcement.
The Gingerbread update is of course an official release by Google. If you are impatient and want to see what all the fuss is about, you should be able to pick up one of the AOSP Gingerbread updates that many developers are releasing via XDA Developers forums and via third-party ROM developers like Cyanogen, Oxygen and Modaco.
This route, however, brings its own risks. The official update will be delivered over the air, we suggest you wait for that.