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.
Verizon’s network has been LTE-ready in many areas for some time. Today, they will be flipping the switch, and activating LTE in dozens of new areas across the US. We already have confirmation that this is the case in several cities, and hope to see it completely rolled out by the end of the day.
Are you one of the lucky few to get this upgrade? Let us know how much of an improvement you see!
Below are the affected areas:
- Augusta, Ga.: Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken. This includes the I-20 corridor, Aiken Mall, Augusta Mall, Augusta National Golf Club, Fort Gordon, Augusta Regional Airport, Medical College of Georgia and the E-Z-Go manufacturing plant.
- Charleston, S.C.: Charleston, Folly Beach, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Hickory Hill Plantation, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, Ladson, Lincolnville, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Riverland Terrace, Seabrook Island, Sullivan’s Island, Summerville, and Wildwood.
- Knoxville, Tenn.: Athens, Etowah, Greenway, Jefferson City, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Louden, Marbledale, Maryville, Morristown, Niota, Oak Ridge, Oakland, Pigeon Forge, Pleasant View, Powell, Rockford, Sevierville, Sweetwater, Talbot, and White Pine.
- Raleigh-Durham, N.C.: Apex, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Gorman, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Smithfield, Wake Forest, and Wendell.
Verizon also tells us that they are on track to release LTE in Huntsville, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Springfield, Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, and Wichita by the end of the week.
According to the latest mobile mix report from Millenial, Android is *still* on top of mobile OS usage – for the 7th straight month in a row. That’s right, folks… 2011 has been the year for Android, and it’s showing no signs of letting up. With a whopping 54% of the mobile OS share, that’s more than enough to say it’s #1, especially with the next contender, iOS, coming in at less than half that – 26%.
Granted, the iPhone is still the top mobile device on the market, but hey – we’ll take what we can. The totals for OS usage were:
- Android – 54%
- iOS – 26%
- RIM – 15%
- Symbian – 3%
- Windows – 2%
Be sure to hit the break for a full rundown of Millenials findings, and let us know what you think in the comments!
According to the above leaked document, it looks like the Samsung Replenish will be getting a small update tomorrow, but it won’t be Gingerbread. This update will, however, take care of some bugs which is more important in my opinion.
Some of the changes include enhancements to the LED, a fix that sounds the roaming alert before roaming is activated, and a fix for the issue of the ##RTN# attribute resetting to all zeros.
This update is Baseband version: S:M580.06 x.EF27 and the Build number is FROYO,EF27.
The Motorola Atrix 4G: was it a phone that should have come with Android 2.3 included? You bet. But now, thankfully, Moto is ready to address the problem. Select users are claiming to be getting an email from Big M that they’re ready to start beta testing Gingerbread on the Atrix, and wanting people to sign up for said beta.\The email states:
You’re receiving this email because you’ve filled out a Motorola Feedback Network survey in the past stating your interest in ATRIX 4G feedback opportunities. As a Motorola Feedback Network member you get advanced notice, like this, of such activities.
We’re getting ready to have a pre-release for Gingerbread (Android 2.3.X) on your AT&T ATRIX 4G. Please fill out the following survey to confirm your interest in this soak opportunity. The first 1,000 applicants will be picked on a first come, first serve basis, provided information is correctly filled out. I know there are some questions that are a repeat, sorry, but there is a reason for that. Please fill it out carefully, honestly and accurately as misinformation can cause this exercise to be unsuccessful. You can edit your survey from the same computer until the survey period closes, though it is advisable to fill it out the first time correctly. Duplicates will be excluded with the newer one used.. Secondly, once the survey period closes we’ll not be able to update your IMEI. Consider carefully before exchanging your device. .
This survey period tentatively ends at 9am 7/18/11 Central time, provided all spots are filled.
In fairness to other Motorola Feedback Network members, do not forward this communication to other parties (websites, individuals, etc). As part of your MFN survey you agreed to keep all MFN activities and notifications confidential. If we find that you have breached this agreement we may elect to remove you. You can always encourage users to sign up for the Motorola Feedback Network so they can be considered for feedback opportunities in the future.
If accepted, you will receive additional notifications via this email when the soak test activities will begin. Do not email or PM me asking if you are accepted or when it will start as I may elect to remove you from the opportunity.
Thanks again for your interest.
In other words, even if you don’t get this particular invite, chances are you’ll be seeing the 2.3 update for your Atrix soon enough. Be sure to sound off with your comments !
When Google released Honeycomb 3.0 earlier in the year, they stated that the full source code would not be released until Ice Cream Sandwich for the fact that it was not finalized. Honeycomb has already been updated two times, so it is obvious they are attempting to get it finalized, and we know Ice Cream Sandwich should be introduced by the end of the year.
As with 3.0 and 3.1, Google released the source code for the GPL and LGPL components of 3.2, which is essentially the kernel source.
So far, the XOOM WiFi has been the only device to get the 3.2 update, but ASUS has confirmed that it will be coming to the Transformer soon as they are already testing it. Don’t worry, Verizon XOOM 3G owners, we are hearing you are next in line.
[via xda developers]
There has been a lot of talk that the Epic 4G will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but Sprint has just confirmed that the above screenshot is indeed a typo. Yes it stinks, but typos do happen, I think I might have made one or two myself in the past. Okay, I made a lot more than that, but the good news is that the Epic 4G will eventually get the Gingerbread update, just not out of the box.
Anyone out there still holding onto their OG Droid from Motorola? Yeah, you know who you are. Desperately clutching to your nostalgia, praying for more updates. Well, folks, help has arrived, and it has come by way of developer Peter Alfonso. You may recognize the name from his GPA16 build, which – while unofficial – has become insanely popular on OG Droid devices. He has continued to develop for this piece of Android history, and today brings us a 2.3.4 build, complete with stock UI, clean code, and some other various and sundry tweaks.
If you want to give this sure-to-be-crowd-pleaser a go on your OG Droid, be sure to hit up the source link. Full changelog in the works. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments!
[via Peter Alfonso]
We can hear them now, all of the Desire Z owners saying “Hellz yeah!” Yeah, we feel ya. HTC has recently sent out acknowledgements that its European version of the G2, is near the end of its testing phase and the Gingerbread 2.3 update should be arriving on devices “in the coming weeks”. Better than nothing right?
Thanks to everyone whos been patiently waiting for the Gingerbread update for Desire Z. We are in the last stages of testing and plan to start rolling out the update over the air in the coming weeks. It may take a little time to reach all of you across every network but it should have reached everyone by the end of the month.
If you don’t know what Foursquare is you’re probably living under a rock or not from this planet. Okay, maybe its not that well known, but anyone engaging actively in social networking probably has given Foursquare a try. When connected, the app gives you an inside look at what your friends are up to and where they are. It is a great way to explore the city you’re in, so as to find new places to visit to share with friends all the while offering some friendly competition by including a points system. Also included are specials to be discovered as you visit and check into the appropriate venues.
The Android 3.2 update started rolling out yesterday for the WiFi-only version. This update brings support for 7-inch devices, but more importantly, it will finally bring SD card support, which hasn’t been available since the February launch. It will also include the new “Zoom to fill screen” feature that we reported a couple of days ago.
In other good news, the LTE module upgrade has been approved, so Motorola will start the 4G LTE upgrade process soon. No word on when Android 3.2 will be pushed to the 3G version yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear more.
Last week we told you that the Android Gingerbread 2.3 update for the Droid Incredible 2 was very close. Verizon began pushing it out last night, so if you have an Incredible 2, check your settings to see if you can pull it down manually.
The build is 2.18.605.4 and the full list of enhancements are:
- Overall improvements to the performance of Mobile IM.
- Resolved Hotmail sync & connect issues when setting up a one day sync.
- Improvements to device connectivity when roaming on global GSM/UMTS networks.
- New download manager app
- New app and power management details
- Improved word selection and copy functionality
- Alarm notifications turned off while in emergency mode
- Improved device stability
- NY Times added to browser bookmarks
- Wireless Charging UI added
- New desktop dock app