Everybody panic! The guys over at Android Central spotted this posting from on the Android code repository (from one of Android’s Security engineers, no less) indicating that the next major build — presumably the much hyped Gingerbread — will be version 2.3. The bad news? Rumors had pinned Gingerbread at version 2.5 or 3.0, implying that it’d be a fairly monstrous update.
Sure, there are no official rules for version numbering; the jump from 2.2 to 2.3 can be just as huge as a jump from 2.2 to 2.5, 3.0, or 8.7. But there are unspoken rules (largely fueled by pride). Rule #1: If it’s a big ol’ update, show it with the version number.