Those of you with a Telus Samsung Fascinate, here’s a little something to help you combat your case of the Mondays. The official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available, bringing with it all those ginger goodies plus better battery life. If you’ve already started spamming your update button, stop, the update is only available for download through Telus’s website. Hit the source for update instructions.
With no update documentation to be found, there seems to be an update for 2.3.3 going out to Xperia Play owners on Verizon. The update is probably for bug fixes, but without any official documentation we can’t be sure. If you own one head into Settings -> About and see if you can pull the update. Note that the build number should be 3.0.1.E.0.88. Let us know what you find.
We all know how buggy the original Gingerbread update was for the Droid X. Those issues were slowly fixed with updates, but the one lasting issue was the buggy keyboard. Well Droid X fans, it appears you guys can finally say that all of your Gingerbread problems have been addressed. The latest fix comes in at a whopping 113 MB, but if it works, who’s complaining? The fix will start rolling out on the 19th.
In order for your Android phone to run in optimal condition it is wise to be sure that you have all the latest software updates downloaded to your device. For those of you who own a Motorola Photon 4G, we have compiled a guide directly from Sprint explaining recent updates and how to be sure that you have them installed correctly.
Most recent software updates:
9/14/11 – Adjustments to Wi-Fi functionality.
8/23/11 – Improvements to voice calling to eliminate inadvertent voice calls defaulting to mute.
- Improve stability, resulting in fewer occurrences of unresponsiveness.
- Bluetooth support for mono headsets with the Sprint Visual Voicemail application.
Hit the break for further details on how to properly update Your Photon.
It looks like Samsung Infuse owners on AT&T are getting a major tease. An update is available for the Infuse that is not Gingerbread, and doesn’t seem to have any major changes included. Most users are wondering what up update did at all if anything. The Gingerbread update was supposed to hit in August, so owners will have to keep their fingers crossed that this update was preparation. Stay tuned.
HTC Merge owners, that is to say those of you on US Cellular at least, Android 2.3.4 is ready for your device! You can download the update here. Granted there have been scattered reports of problems with the download, nothing harming the phones, but other than that everything is looking good. You all lucked out on this one. Being a mid-range phone its a wonder that Gingerbread ever came to this device at all. Way to go US Cellular, and enjoy everybody!
The wait will soon be over for LG Optimus S owners who have been waiting for a little Gingerbread love. The Optimus S is scheduled to receive Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) via an update that is being released in stages over the next 10 days. The official version number of the software is LS670ZVH and it brings the following enhancements/fixes to your Optimus S:
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 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
It is unknown if you will have the option to manually update your phone, or when that choice may be available. Keep checking back as we will continue to post information on the update as we receive it!
Last week we got word the DROID R2-D2 edition would get the Gingerbread update soon. It appears that it started rolling out during the night because a few readers let me know they received it. This update brings you to Android 2.3, and the version is 4.5.602.A957.Verizon.en.US. If you haven’t received the update yet, hit Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates, and hopefully it will be there for you to manually pull.
Thanks Bill and Jeff
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We reported that HTC confirmed Gingerbread for the Thunderbolt would be coming in September. Verizon looks to be on top of this as their new Fall Guide lists the Thunderbolt as running 2.3 instead of the current 2.2. This guide doesn’t give us any dates to look forward to, but being about half way through September it should be soon right? Keep checking back as we will let you know more as soon as we have it.