Yesterday Google fially released the long-anticipated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

here are some of the new features:
  1. API Level: 9.
  2. The Dalvik VM introduces a new concurrent garbage collector that produces a smoother and faster performance.
  3. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based VoIP API to build telephony applications.
  4. Near Field Communication (NFC) API.
  5. New Sensors: Gyroscope (for measuring orientation), barometer (for measuring atmospheric pressure), sensors for gravity and acceleration.
  6. Support for multiple cameras: the camera API can detect multiple cameras in the device and add new capabilites for shooting such as managing focus.
  7. Usage of third-party video drivers: improves the performance of OpenGL ES.
  8. Audio Effects: new audio effects such as bass boost, reverb and equalization.
  9. New Downlaod Manager: handles downloading files in the background.
  10. Strict Mode: helps developers to optimize their code by detecting disk or network usage that could degrade the performance of the application.
and here's the official release video: