Google has made an official post on the blog confirming Gingerbread which will slot in at version 2.3. You can download the SDK/NDK already at the following URL: Gingerbread SDK/NDK. Google is touting Gingerbread as the fastest version of Android yet and also lists the following improvements and refinements:
- User Interface Refinements
- NFC Support (Near-Field Communications)
- New Keyboard & Text Selection Tool
- Internet (VoIP/SIP) Calling
- Improved Copy/Paste Functionality
- Gyroscope Sensor Support
For the complete list of highlights and more information, check out the following link: Gingerbread/Android 2.3 release.