Wow, this really surprised me, I didn’t even hear about this coming. I guess I honestly gave up, I recall reading that it wasn’t getting anymore updates so I just stopped paying attention. The update page says it will erase everything on your phone but I did the update a little bit ago and everything was still there. So who knows if it’s the same for everyone.
Android Gingerbread Highlights
New User Features
New layout for larger fonts and easy inputs
Word prediction. Multi-touch for numerical input (Shift + Numbers)
One-touch Word Selection and Copy/Past
Intuitive Text Input.
Fixed Top-menu in Gmail.
Voice Search added into the search categories.
Vertical play mode added for YouTube.
New Developer Features
3D Graphic driver updates
Additional Khronos standard such as OpenSL ES, EGL for better multimedia performance
Concurrent Garbage Collector technology imbedded to reduce lags in playing games
Enhancements for Game.