Back in June, Motorola announced via Facebook that European XOOM owners would get Android 3.1, but for whatever reason it did not happen. Now they made an announcement in their support forums:
Android™ 3.1 for Motorola XOOM™ will soon be available over the air to all Motorola XOOM users in Europe. We expect the over-the-air deployment to begin in early August, with the package being available for pull by August 9.
I am not sure I understand the problem here because Android 3.1 was announced in May and many US XOOM (WiFi) owners already have Android 3.2. Lets hope this time the job gets done.
[via motorola support]
Ahh, just because Motorola has forgotten about the original Droid, the one that kicked off fragmentation like no other, doesn’t mean our strong at will developer’s community did. Remember Peter Alfonso? He’s the guy that also brought the Droid 2.3.4 a couple of weeks ago. Well, he’s still hard at work to keep the OG Droid up to date with recent devices.
Alfonso has announced today that 2.3.5 is now available for download which would instantly allow this device to leap frog over new devices who haven’t even received the new version yet. Among some of the minor changes you’ll find are video capabilities with Gtalk, new Google Search features yet to even show up in the Market and a few others. Hit the break to snag the download link and thrust your Droid into the near distant future.
This Sony Xperia news has slowly moved up to where we are today. Starting off with the disappointing news that the X10 will not be receiving a Gingerbread update. Then last week the news by way of a full press release from Sony Ericsson stating that the Sony Xperia X10 will indeed get updated to Gingerbread in August.
Well, here it is July 27th and as displayed in the graphic above, “Android 2.3 for the Xperia X10 is here”. Let us all rejoice!
Last week the soak test started for the Droid X2 Gingerbread update, and it looks like things went well because it is now ready for the masses. This is good news because it means that Motorola worked through the bugs that came with the Droid X update. The update is now live so check your menu/settings/about phone/software updates to see if you can grab it. This update will bring you to version 1.3.232.MB870.Verizon.en.US.
Hit the break for the full list of Enhancements
We’ve got some good news for T-Mobile G2X owners. Confirmed by a T-Mobile representative, the highly anticipated and sought after wait for the Gingerbread 2.3 update is now officially available. The update began rolling on the 25th (yesterday) and should be hitting devices soon. If you can’t wait for the update, as our previous article states, you can snag it via a USB connection over at LG’s website utilizing their updater software. The update is reported to also address a number of bugs with the device along with the ever annoying random reboots, which for me, seem to be occurring more and more frequently. Well, I’m headed over there now to update my device. I’ll be back to report my findings and to let you know whether or not the update was successful. If you’ve managed to grab it already, feel free to let us know how it went in the comments below.
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.
Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news, which would you like first? Ok then, bad it is. Unfortunately, even though an update is now available for the ten of you that bought a Sidekick 4G however, it’s not the highly anticipated Gingerbread 2.3 update. Good news is, the OTA will address a number of buggy issues occurring on the device at the moment. The update, which began rolling out on July 21st, should be hitting your device soon enough. If you’ve received it already, feel free to leave a comment or two as to whether or not it addressed those creepy crawling critters or not.
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.
On July 25th, Sprint will start rolling out a software update which will improve 4G data speeds, along with other enhancements, which include improved WiFi connectivity, speakerphone audio quality, and TTY support for the deaf and hard of hearing.
“Nexus S 4G continues to be a highly sought after smartphone and performs very well for our customers. We are excited to make additional enhancements that will provide an even better user experience” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “We’re committed to listening to our customers’ feedback and working with our partners to provide the best possible customer experience.”
Full statement after the break