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
The official Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the Droid X is now available to all. It will eventually be pushed to your phone, but if you cannot wait anymore, hit menu, settings, about phone, and system updates to download.
This brings the software version to 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US.
Full changelog after the break
ASUS promised that Android 3.1 would arrive in June, but I did not expect it to be June 1st. It actually started rolling out yesterday, but today it has become available to all of the United States.
One thing that is missing is Google Movies. Apparently it is only available to XOOM 3G owners at this time.
Full changelog after the break
There really isn’t much to say about this other than AT&T has really taken their time with this one. ‘Wowwww, bringing the software up to Android 2.1??? How can we be so lucky!’ That’s maybe something like what AT&T would hope to hear from their Sony Xperia X10 owners, but it’s unlikely. In fact, I’m not even going to type what they are probably saying due to this site being work safe and all.
You know what though, on the positive side, it’s amazing they put out an update at all seeing as they would rather have X10 owners just upgrade to a Gingerbread Xperia Arc, PLAY or Neo anyway. So, for that I guess X10 owners should be somewhat thankful. The update will start rolling out today. Click here for a guide on how to upgrade your device.
If you are a member of the Motorola Owner User Groups and own a Droid X, you might have received the above invitation for a new confidential project.
Upon signing up you will be informed that there is going to be a soak (beta test) for May 2011. Although it is not confirmed, I think it is safe to say that this is for the Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) update which we know is ready.
Motorola usually implements soak testing about 1 week before the actual release. If this is the Gingerbread update, then it will probably be rolled out to all Droid X owners by the 1st or 2nd week of June. Stay tuned.
With the Motorola Xoom being the first tablet to get Honeycomb 3.1, where does this leave other tablets? We know the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will ship with it pre-installed. ASUS and Acer have announced that they will be updating the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 to Honeycomb 3.1 in June.
You can expect the update to be over-the-air and it will bring performance improvements, UI enhancements like stretchable widgets, a new task switcher, and support for USB peripherals.
LG said they will be updating as well, but would not commit to a date.
With the competition heating up in the tablet war, lets hope all the manufacturers recognize that they need to get these updates quicker rather than later.