Google has officially released details on its next major Android milestone, Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread). The main improvements include NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, Internet (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support. It is also the fastest version of Android yet released. New developer features includes enhancements on the gaming side that fits nicely with the Sony Ericsson Z1 (Playstation Phone) rumours.
Along with the Android 2.3 announcement, Google has also announced that the SDK is now available as well. The first device sporting Gingerbread is the Nexus S that has also been officially announced today. Hopefully, Sony Ericsson plans to launch its new range of handsets with Android 2.3 in the not too distant future (assuming lessons have been learnt!) Check out the Android 2.3 video after the break.