It’s been a great day for LG Revolution owners. We heard earlier about a potential update for the Revolution, but Verizon has officially let the cat out of the bag by releasing their change log for the VS910ZV7 software update which includes the long-awaited Gingerbread 2.3. In addition to the standard Gingerbread features, the software update includes Email folders now displaying in the correct order and data now working correctly when toggling in Airplane mode among other things. Now that we have the change log, it should only be a matter of days before the update is officially pushed to Revolution devices. When you do receive the update, do tell us how it’s working out for you.
Full change log after the break:
If you’ve happened to be hanging around LG’s official support forum (like, who isn’t these days?) you may have caught a little tidbit about the LG Revolution receiving Gingerbread 2.3 starting today.
“The Ginggerbread Update will start rolling out tomorrow 10/28/11 and all Revolutions should have it by 11/02/11… The Update will be delivered “Over the Air” (FOTA) … More details as I get them.”
And no I didn’t misspell Gingerbread, it’s the original quote from the forums. However, when sifting through Verizon’s site, we can’t see anything corroborating this news. So, at this point, lets just cross our fingers and hope some devices start receiving it today. If you’ve received the update, please feel free to sound off in the comments below. You’ll be giving hope to Revolutioners all over. Is that a word?
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.
LG continues to stay in the Android race with their mid-to-upper based phones. Their next step into the world of slider phones: The LG Optimus Q2. While the phone’s simple 5 MP rear camera and VGA front camera may not impress you too much, some of its other specs are nothing short of cutting edge. LG assures us that the phone is slimmer and lighter than all other slider phones in its class. Tack on the 1.2 GHz Tegra , a 4 inch IPS LCD screen, and Android 2.3 you’ve got yourself quite a device here. The device is expected to launch in South Korea within the next month. Unfortunately, there’s no news yet of when LG plans to bring the device stateside. Rumor has it the device will be coming to Sprint.
Sony’s prototype portable media player has now been officially named the Walkman Z series. This 4.3″ Gingerbread 2.3 media player will start showing up on Japan store shelves on December 10th for ¥28,000, ¥33,000, and ¥43,000, in respect to your choice of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB storage options. You can also expect an 800 x 480 LCD screen, DLNA, Micro-HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2, 512MB of RAM, and 1080p video playback at a bitrate of up to 10Mbps. A number of sound-enhancing technologies are bundled in, including active noise cancellation.
It’s been a slow process bringing Netflix to most all Android phones. If you’ll recall, we have been keeping you updated as devices would unfold, slowly adding more and more phones to the Netflix-capable list. If you still don’t have access to the steaming video service, and have an Android phone running 2.2 (Froyo) or 2.3 (Gingerbread), head over to the Android Market for your official download. Although we’re crossing more devices off the list, unfortunately not all tablets are supported yet. Hit the link or QR code below for the Android Market link.
[via Android Market]
Sharp is adding another glasses-free 3D phone to their stable, the Aquos SH8298U. This Aquos will sport Qualcomm’ Snapdragon MSM8255, a processor clocking in at 1.4GHz. Also onboard is an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB RAM, 2GB of internal storage, a 4.2 inch qHD glasses-free 3D display, dual 8MP cameras on the back (for 3D content), a 1240mAh battery, and lastly Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Pick it up from SoftBank in your choice of red or white.
Remember yesterday when we told you the Samsung Mesmerize was due for a Gingerbread update. We hoped it wouldn’t take too long. Well as it turns out the Gingerbread update is available today!
The 2.3 update includes
- Improved Power Management
- User Interface Refinements
- More Control Over Applications
- Improved Text Interface
- One-Touch Word Selection and Copy/Paste
You can download the update right now from US Cellular and apply it to your phone using their Software Upgrade Tool.
Hit the source for full instructions.
We reported on the new Motorola Defy+ earlier this month. The Defy+ looks to be pretty similar to the original Defy in construction but with some enhancements inside; namely a 1GHz processor and Gingerbread 2.3. The news here is that the Defy+ looks to be coming to O2 Germany in early September. If the above image from MobiFlip.de is to be believed, The Defy+ will look very similar to the original Defy. If you’re unfamiliar with Motorola’s Defy line of phones, they have the unique quality of being dust-proof and water resistant. We’ll let you know if we hear anymore.
Could Gingerbread 2.3 be around the corner for Droid 2 owners? Let’s hope so. Verizon has just made the change log available online and that’s usually a good indication that the update is ready to be pushed to devices. We knew it was only a matter of time being that soak test invites went out several days ago to support members. The whopping 106 mb update includes a newer build to Motor Blur, placing it at 4.5.601 along with multi-touch keypad shortcuts and a home screen app dock. In addition, they’ve added organizational functions to the app drawer, better battery life and a list of other welcomed features. Click on the picture above for the blow up to see the full change log. And if you’ve already received the update, feel free to gloat in the comments below.