A few days ago, the myTouch 4G started receiving the OTA Gingerbread update and the Gingerbread update leaked for the G2. Here is a first; T-Mobile retail stores are receiving SD cards pre-loaded with files to apply these updates in store. In addition, they will update the myTouch 3G Slide to Froyo.
Their hope is that it will avoid unnecessary equipment exchanges. Customers will be able to walk into a store and get the update before they leave. This may help customers who are nervous about the update process. Now that is customer service.
Many hoped the Gingerbread update for the Samsung Epic 4G was going to be here this month, but an announcement by Sprint squashed that. While you are still waiting for official release, you can check out a leaked ROM. This ROM is build EG22 (back in June it was EF02), and it is based on Android 2.3.4. It looks like there are some fixes with this new build, including one for existing sound-related problems
This ROM is flashable with ClockworkMod and is pre-rooted. Head over to the source link to give it a try.
As of right now, only about 18% of Android phones are on Gingerbread, but AT&T is looking to change that. They just announced that all post-paid Android smartphones that were released in 2011, will receive the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The planned devices include:
- HTC Inspire™ 4G
- LG Phoenix™
- Motorola ATRIX™ 4G
- Pantech Crossover™
- Samsung Captivate™ 4G
- Samsung Infuse™ 4G
The Atrix 4G update started rolling out today, and the HTC Inspire 4G will start receiving an update in the coming weeks.
Full press release after the break
Well, it’s about time! The Android 2.3 update has finally come to 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab users in the U.K., and not a moment too soon. What with the same update having already rolled out to the U.S. Tab niche a few weeks ago, we’ve heard plenty of crooning for the update to come through across the pond. The update comes to your Tab by way of Samsung KIES, the popular-yet-despised update tool from Samsung themselves.
Have any of our U.K. readers seen the update come through yet? Be sure to sound off in the comments!
The Droid Incredible 2 recently received some Gingerbread love, but it looks like there is a minor update on the way to fix server connection issues with email and contacts. HTC has been a leader in updates and fixes, and it is refreshing to see even the slightest fixes. Kudos to HTC.
The build for this update is 3.02.605.1. They did not provide a date, but check your phone because it could be anytime.
We’ve been happy to tell you about the Droid Charge since it launched, and in typical fashion, after launch, the biggest news we can share will have to do with updates. The official update for the Droid Charge is still pending, but it’s being tested. And as has been the case with practically every update being tested for any phone, the kernel that’s being tested — Android version EC1H for the Droid Charge is making its rounds on the intarwebz. Standard disclaimers apply to leaked, unsupported kernels, but if you’re feeling adventurous and would like a glimpse into Gingerbread on your Charge, hit the source link and check it out.
Our sources over at HTC have confirmed that we will be seeing a small OTA update to its popular Sensation device on the Virgin Mobile network. While the update is relatively minor, only fixing a boot issue, it’s nice to see a manufacturer already tackling bugs so soon after the device’s release. HTC is known for taking care of its customers, particularly developers, and is building a loyal user base because of that.
On one of T-Mobile’s support forum threads, The T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread leak for build 2.3.3 is creating some steam. It looks like the official Android 2.3.3 build for the G2 is now available, with a couple of minor bugs still, but none the less, it’s there. So if you’re OK with installing this very close to complete build for Gingerbread 2.3.3 on the G2, here’s some more information to help you along the way, including the bug list, and instructions on how to get it running.
As always, be sure to run backups of your device in the event something goes wrong with the update. I recommend Titanium Backup for starters.
A while back, RIM promised that the BlackBerry PlayBook would be able to run Android apps. Well a leaked Android Player app shows that it is running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
The most recent stats show that only 18.6% of devices are running Android 2.3.x and above. This is actually pretty pathetic since Gingerbread was announced 7 months ago. Will the PlayBook get Ice Cream Sandwich before most of us as well?
A class action lawsuit was started against LG claiming that the company failed to remedy various problems and defects with the G2x in an appropriate time frame. Terry Horvarth is the head plaintiff and is seeking to represent a class of those that have purchased the stock Android device.
Now all of a sudden, the Gingerbread update is available through LG’s proprietary Mobile Software Updater, but there has been no official announcement. We have no idea what bugs, if any, will be fixed, nor do we know if this is indeed the final build. It is possible that LG released it to satisfy the unsatisfied or maybe it is a mistake, which would result in it getting pulled shortly.
For those of you with a Samsung Galaxy S II on Three UK, the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update (XWKF4) is available now. Just go to menu/settings/about phone/software updates, and you will have some Gingerbread love within a few minutes.
T-Mobile has began pushing Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) out to a group of myTouch 4G users today after T-Mobile put up the information on their support site. The update will make its way to all T-Mobile myTouch 4G users within the next ‘coming weeks’, and will continue through the end of the year. Anyone else think that this is a HUGE timeline to roll out an update?
Among the many improvements any Android user who has moved to a Gingerbread build will appreciate, here are some of the specific features;
- 2010 Exchange compatibility
- New version of Swype
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
T-Mobile Support doc below.
Currently, the LG Optimus 3D runs on Android 2.2 out of the box. All the while, Gingerbread 2.3 has been out and is a sought after update that many Optimus 3D users have been patiently waiting for. Many were probably hoping to see this 3D device shipped with Gingerbread, but obviously that didn’t happen. So we sit tight waiting for something OTA.
Well, looks like it may be a bit longer for the British units to receive Android 2.3. The company LG has stated that Gingerbread will not roll out to these LG 3D devices until October. Sure, it’ll be nice to get this update but that’s not for another 3 months, and by that time it’s very possible Google could be ready to release Ice Cream Sandwich, which will the latest and greatest version of Android. So LG Optimus 3D owners over in the UK still have a bit of a wait for this update, but heck, at least now they have some hard evidence as to when LG will push out Gingerbread.
HTC is rolling out a new update (software version 2.50.405.2) for the HTC Desire HD, and they’re olling it out over the air. According to reports, the update will address the wifi issues that have been plaguing Desire HD users. Aside from that, we can expect some small bug fixes / squishes, along with the same Android 2.3.3 and Sense 2.1. As of now, the update is only being spotted on unbranded Desire HD units in Europe.
If any of our readers out there have gotten or are expecting the update, be sure to sound off in the comments!
Just as was brought to our attention two days ago in this article – Motorola Arix 4G Gingerbread update now rolling out – apparently once again Motorola is soaking another Android device with an update, the DROID X2. Motorola is summoning all the DROID X2 owners out there to sign up , complete a survey, and if chosen they will receive the latest update. As a small portion of the public test out this final version of the update, Motorola will keep a close watch for two days for any possible, but unlikely extreme issues. Gingerbread would definitely be the update DROID X2 owners would be looking for. Hit the link for all the additional information.