Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Google has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source shortly after the Nexus S ships today, with developer Jean-Baptiste Queru confirming that the new version is headed to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) imminently. The news means that we can soon expect custom ROMs from the homebrew community, bringing handsets like the Nexus One, the Galaxy S and others up to speed with the new OS.

Although we've already seen one DIY attempt at a Nexus One Android 2.3 ROM, created from the Gingerbread SDK, it's very much a work-in-progress and not suitable for everyday use. The Nexus S is set to go on sale in Best Buy USA locations later on today, though there's no definite timescale for Gingerbread's AOSP submission.

[via Android Community]