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Google Hints At Android 2.3 Gingerbread Release

Tweeting on the official Google Mobile Twitter account, the company said: "Our cafes are baking something sweet".

According to rumours, Google is ready to launch its next generation Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system today at the Web 2.0 summit at San Francisco - the event where Facebook is rumoured to be releasing its new e-mail service to the world.

The Gingerbread operating system comes with many new and improved features, like video chat and integrate VoIP services directly into the OS - as long as network carriers allow it. The OS is also set to bring a revamped user interface, complete with clearer icons and a new, "warm slate green" and "lime green" colour scheme.

Google is yet to officially announce the first smartphone to run the new OS, although the Samsung Nexus S is rumoured to be hitting the market this month with the Gingerbread OS.