Android 2.3, the "Gingerbread" update to Google's smartphone platform, is shipping first on the new Nexus S from Samsung, which Google partnered in designing.
New features in Gingerbread include user interface refinements, NFC support, "a new keyboard and text selection tool", improved copy-paste functionality and built-in VoIP calling. Developers can adapt their apps for these features using the new Android software development kit.
I'm impressed about the faster, better keyboard. The new Android Gingerbread also has better power management, the task manager is easier to get to and better downloads management.
The details about Android Gingerbread 2.3 were posted on the Android Developers site early Monday morning. Here's the official video detailing Android Gingerbread's new features: