Google in their typical cheeky fashion has given us a massive clue that they are preparing to release their new Gingerbread 3.0 OS. The company in a very subtle move decided basically to erect a big 3-meter tall gingerbread man on the front lawn of their mountain view HQ.
You can watch a video of the Google team delivering the massive statue in a big white van, embedded below courtesy of Electric Pig. In the past, Google has humorously used statues of sweet treats to announce their new products, such as a big frozen yogurt (Froyo Android 2.2), a cupcake and an eclair. The video has cleverly been titled “We’ve been baking something… and it’s pretty sweet”. Very witty but by now Google’s front lawn must look like something from the fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
When Google pulled this stunt before with Froyo, we saw the OS being rolled out a few months later, so this indicates we will see Gingerbread at Christmas time or early new year. Google’s new version of their OS is rumoured to have undergone a complete user interface makeover so that customization is kept at a minimum and also to give off a more unified look and feel to upcoming Android devices.
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