Android Gingerbread leak denied: "rumors are not official announcements"

Further doubt has been cast on speculation over Google's upcoming "Gingerbread" Android release, after mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin was quoted as revealing minimum specifications and timescale details earlier this week.  Murtazin later backtracked on the comments, and now Open Source & Compatibility Tech Lead Dan Morrill from the Android team has dismissed them too.  On Twitter, Morrill told followers ""I love it when people just make stuff up and report it as news."

He then went on to warn people that "In summary, please remember that rumors are not official announcements. ;)"  So far all we seem to semi-officially know is that Gingerbread is coming in Q4 2010 and it will bring WebM video streaming support to the platform; the actual product release version is unknown, and has been speculated at both 2.3 and 3.0.

[via Gizmodo]