The Atrix is one of Motorola’s flagship phones so it should already have Gingerbread by now. At least we have hopes that it may hit as soon as July.
An early build of Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.47) has leaked. Testing has already been ongoing and the rumor is that almost all of the bugs have been ironed out. Let’s hope so because the Droid X Gingerbread update has way too many bugs.
This new build brings the new Motorola UI which we are not calling Blur anymore. The main features of the new Blur (I mean UI) is the new dock screen, profiles, and launch drawer groups.
One has to wonder why all of these Gingerbread updates are not 2.3.4? I understand if there is no front facing camera on a phone, like the Droid X, but phones with front facing cameras should be updated to 2.3.4 which brings Google video chat.
More pictures after the break
I realize there are a ton of G2X users out there, myself included, who are wondering where in the world is Gingerbread for the device. How hard can it be to give the stock Android device the update anyway? In addition, we’re still waiting on word regarding the random reboot issues too and whether or not a patch will be pushed for it. Well, maybe this can dampen the flame a bit regarding Android 2.3. Earlier today T-Mobile tweeted via their official Twitter page to a number of users that they were working with LG on a software update for G2X customers.
We are currently working with LG to develop and test a software update for G2x customers. No specific time yet. ^DG
So, hang in there folks, we have high hopes that the update is soon to follow. Meanwhile, feel free to rant in the comments below.
Back in March, we reported that Sony Ericsson planned to update the Xperia X10 to Gingerbread in August. They announced that they are on track and the roll-out should begin in early August.
It was originally expected that some of the camera features would be lost, but they are happy to report that the original camera UI will be part of this update. Unfortunately DLNA will not be supported.
Hit the break for a video preview and the full press release
Recently the EVO 4G was updated to Gingerbread, but there were some bugs. A major one was Netflix completely disappearing because of Gingerbread compatibility issues. A maintenance update (version 4.24.651.1) went live today that fixes the following items:
- SMS are intermittently sent to wrong and seemingly random contact
- “Me” instead of “Yo” in SMS thread conversations when set to Spanish
- Unable to stream media thru some applications after updating to 3.70
- Email attachments are not displayed in the mail client
- Multiple Gmail accounts no longer sync after FroYo update
- Fix for battery discharge issue
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Downloads managementThe Downloads application gives the user easy access
- to any file downloaded from the browser, email,or another application
- Corrects voicemail notification issue (from 4.22.651.2)
- Corrects issue with hearing aid compatibility menu disappearing (from 4.22.651.2)
- Netflix compatibility (from 4.22.651.2)
Kudos to HTC for getting this done quickly.
Gingerbread is a hot commodity for the latest Android devices. Either we want all the newest phone to be released with it, or we’re doing our darnedest to get it released as an update to our current devices. Well Sprint has announced that starting June 20th they will be releasing an over the air (OTA) maintenance update. As the norm for update installs from Sprint, you will receive notification that an update is available. Okay, enough about the OTA update. If you have be on the edge of your seat waiting for this Android 2.3 update, and this article has pushed you over the edge, I’m here to tell you you can get it a few days early. All you need to do is go to Menu>Settings>System updates>HTC software Update. This will manually start the proccess.
So pull out your HTC Evo Shift 4G and try the above manual user update. If that doesn’t work today, never fear. Give it another shot tonight, then tomorrow. But without a doubt, via word from the Sprint Community Blog you will have it by Monday June 20th.
Oh, and by the way, along with Gingerbread you’ll also be updated with SWYPE, an optional replacement for the stock keyboard. Hit the jump for the full Sprint announcement
We reported yesterday that HTC announced Gingerbread would not be coming to the HTC Desire because of memory constraints. That was a quote on their Facebook page.
I am not sure where the memory came from, but HTC has completely reversed their stance with the above quote on Facebook today. Somehow the consumers have spoken and HTC has figured this out. There is nothing wrong with changing your mind as long as it is good news.
HTC has done a decent job with updates, but for those that own the HTC Desire, we have some bad news. Unfortunately there is not enough memory to update it to Gingerbread.
Here is was HTC UK said on their Facebook page:
Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.
You have to wonder if this would be an issue if Sense were not installed. We all know that Sense is HTC’s baby so that is not going anywhere anytime soon. At least there is still the option for rooting and custom ROMs.
What’s better than getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google I/O before anyone else can get their hands on one? Getting the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update before anyone else can get it of course (for the Samsung Galaxy Tab that is anyway). The Limited Edition Galaxy Tab v10.1 which was handed to all Google I/O attendees this year will be getting the 3.1 Honeycomb update before other v10.1 models do, which is going to bring Google Books to the platform as well as removing Samsung Aps, Music Hub, Amazon, Kindle, & Weatherbug applications.
For more information on the update and instructions, hit the Samsung source link below.
[via engadget, samsung]
Samsung Droid Charge owners lost their personal hotspot back in may. Of course you could have it if you set the date on your phone to sometime in May.
Verizon and Samsung have released an update (EE4) that fixes this among other improvements.
Hit the break for the full list
You read that title correctly. No ROM. No leaked OTA. No crazy voodoo magic. The folks over at androidcentral have caught wind that you will be able to manually update your EVO to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) in two days. For those of you too lazy to manually update, they will be pushing over-the-air updates (OTA) starting on Friday. It seems like us EVO users have been waiting for an eternity for this one, but it appears Sprint and HTC have not forgotten about us. Some of the updates shown are