Android 2.3 Gingerbread available to Nexus One users "in the next few days"
While this isn't as authoritative as coming from Google itself, the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is definitely the next best thing. The OHA consists of almost every handset and semiconductor manufacturer, most mobile operators, and a ton of commercial interests like eBay and Google. If Vasquez says Android 2.3 is coming in the next few days, you should treat it with the same credence as if the data had come from LG or Samsung.
We will of course bring you full coverage of the Android 2.3 launch -- and we'll be sure to guide you through all of Gingerbread's new features (there are a lot!)
[That photo of the Gingerbread sculpture is from the 'unveiling video' that Google published a few weeks ago.]