Latest Android Distribution Chart Shows Gingerbread 2.3 Is On Most Devices, But Ice Cream Sandwich Is Slowly Creeping Upwards

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It’s time for another episode of Android’s current distribution everyone. In this segment, we’ll see Gingerbread’s long-standing domination finally being challenged by Ice Cream Sandwich. Since Android 4.0′s introduction back in October, there’s been the clear trend highlighting the significant increase of devices operating on the latest OS. Currently, the percentage of Gingerbread 2.3 – 2.3.7 devices is around 64% out of the total number of devices, while the number of Android 4.0 – 4.0.4 devices is around 10.9%. Keep in mind folks— there have been an insane amount of newly released phones such as the HTC One Series and Samsung Galaxy S III and newly pushed updates of existing devices which helps to increase the totals for ICS devices.

While it’s exciting to see ICS’s expected growth in the Android distribution chart, you’ll notice the newly unveiled Jelly Bean is noticeably absent. We suspect once the Nexus 7 is released within a few weeks coupled with the immediate updates of the developer devices (Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Xoom WiFi tablet), Jelly Bean will make its mark in the next round of the distribution charts. Hit the source link for more details from the fine developers at Google.

source: Android Developers

LG Spectrum Getting Gingerbread 2.3.6 Thanks To Build VS920ZV5

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Say what you will about Verizon’s LG Spectrum and whether you love it or hate it, it’s finally getting Gingerbread.  Build VS920ZV5 will be gracing the device and with it will come quite a few changes.  A few apps such as the NFL Mobile 4.0, Google Play Store, Amazon Kindle App and My Verizon will all receive tweaks for the better.  In addition, there will be a few bug fixes coming to address the calendar alerts, WiFi network search force closes and more to accompany the update.  No official release date has been given just yet but be patient.  We’re positive this won’t be a long wait at all.

source: Verizon



Gingerbread 2.3.5 Fastboot 6.11.744 Files Released for the Verizon DROID RAZR

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Yesterday we brought you the story about how the folks at brought us the bootstrap that allowed for booting into ClockWorkMod Recovery on the DROID RAZR. While this is completely awesome in itself, we didn’t have any fastboot files should we mess up a ROM or MOD. That is, until today; daywalker04 over at XDA was able to get and release the 6.11.744 fastboot files should we actually mess up. These files will return you back to stock Gingerbread 2.3.5 with the ability to download the OTA update bringing you to the current 6.11.748.

For those with slow internet or non-premium XDA memberships, you can download the files in two parts (or as one here if you have fast internet), and put them back together with this. Afterwards you can flash these files in RSD Lite 5.6 (see the link below). This safety net helps should you soft brick your RAZR and has been tested by members of both XDA and with positive results.

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Sony Ericsson Rolls Out Gingerbread 2.3.4 For All Countries

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Owners of Sony Ericsson devices rejoice! We mentioned previously that a few lucky owners in the Nordic/Dutch region receiving the Gingerbread 2.3 update. The moment the rest of you have been waiting for is finally here with SE rolling out the coveted Gingerbread update to the rest of the owners around the world. Owners of SE devices (which will include the Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, and so on) can look forward to some noteworthy features with the update: » Read the rest

Gingerbread 2.3.3 Beginning To Arrive On Sprint’s LG Optimus S

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As promised, we’re beginning to see the the OTA for Gingerbread 2.3.3 hit Sprint’s popular little mid-level power-horse, the LG Optimus S.  . The official software version, LS670ZVH,  offers a plethora of new features and enhancements such as:

  • Volume adjustment from handset when backlight is off and in a Bluetooth call
  • Initiation of a 3-way call in certain markets
  • Updated color scheme (includes darker notification bar and black-based menus)
  • New on-screen keyboard (supports multi-touch input and a smart auto-correction function)
  • Improved cut-paste functionality
  • New integrated download application for ease in accessing downloaded files
  • Updated camera application
  • Power management and task killer applications

There was some confusion earlier last week as to whether or not this would be an OTA update.  Well, it is.  So rest assured that you should be receiving the push shortly.  If you’ve already received the update and are reaping the benefits, feel free to let us know what you think of the enhancements and improvements below.  Enjoy it, because we’re not entirely sure the device will ever be graced with the up and coming Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)  However, only time will tell so don’t quote us.

[Thanks Tony D.]

Gingerbread 2.3.4 for your Samsung Mesmerize – Download Now

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Remember yesterday when we told you the Samsung Mesmerize was due for a Gingerbread update. We hoped it wouldn’t take too long. Well as it turns out the Gingerbread update is available today!

The 2.3 update includes

  • Improved Power Management
  • User Interface Refinements
  • More Control Over Applications
  • Improved Text Interface
  • One-Touch Word Selection and Copy/Paste

You can download the update right now from US Cellular and apply it to your phone using their Software Upgrade Tool.

Hit the source for full instructions.

Happy updating!

[via USCellular]

Samsung Captivate Gingerbread 2.3.4 Leak Hits XDA

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Still rocking the Samsung Captivate, AT&T users? Of course you are. The Galaxy S II hasn’t released yet (though if you’re looking for some interesting tidbits, check this out). And while you can’t get that scrumptious GSII pastry quite yet, that creamy Gingerbread filling is baked and ready for adventurous users of the Captivate, courtesy of XDA. Hungry for more? Just hit up the link below and make sure to tell us in the comments how it’s treating you.

AT&T: Samsung Infuse 4G to get Gingerbread 2.3 this month

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According to AT&T via their official Twitter account, the Samsung Infuse 4G will be receiving the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update at some point this month.

AT&T announced in July that all of its phones that were released in 2011 will be receiving an update to 2.3.x.  The Samsung Infuse 4G will join the HTC Inspire 4G, LG Phoenix, Motorola ATRIX, Pantech Crossover and the Samsung Captivate as the AT&T models that have already received, or will soon be receiving, the Android OS update.

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Get The Official Gingerbread 2.3.4 Update For Your G2, Courtesy of XDA

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Last week we brought you news that T-Mobile would update your G2 or MyTouch 4G to Gingerbread 2.3.4 in stores starting August 6th. While I’m sure many of you have taken advantage of that already, if you are out this weekend and decide to stop by T-Mobile for the update, be sure to check out our previous post for a rundown of what to expect. Or on the other hand, now you can do it yourself, thanks to XDA member atlp99. Atlp99 was able to copy the official update from the SD cards being sent out to T-Mobile stores. But wait, maybe you are kicking yourself right now for installing that leaked 2.3.3 update from a while back. No worries! This update should still apply just fine. The official instructions from the T-Mobile support forums are as follows.   » Read the rest

Gingerbread 2.3 for HTC Inspire 4G rolling out

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HTC started pushing out an update to Gingerbead (Android 2.3.3) for the AT&T Inspire 4G yesterday. You can check for the update now by going to Home>Menu>Settings> AT&T Software Update > HTC Wi-Fi software update > Check now. It’s a good idea to make sure your important data is backed up before performing the update. This update will wipe all information from your device (any data on your SD card will be safe and sound).

This system update includes:

  • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
  • New HTC Sense™ features
    • Updated Application Tray features
    • Updated FriendStream™ features
    • Added Quick Settings in the Notifications window
  • Improved Power Management function
  • Improved media experience
  • Various minor bug fixes

It’s nice to see Gingerbread continue to roll out to devices this year and AT&T kept its promise for the Inspire. Let’s hope this trend continues across all carriers at a faster pace.

[via HTC]