AT&T promises Gingerbread for all post-paid Android phones

AT&T promises Gingerbread for all post-paid Android phones
On the surface, it sounds pretty great: AT&T has announced that all post-paid 2011 Android smartphones will be upgraded to Gingerbread. Unfortunately, when you dig down into that statement, it doesn't really mean a whole lot, starting with the fact that the list of phones is just 6 devices long, because it only covers devices released so far, and ending with hazy timetables. 

Even so, if you are the lucky owner of an HTC Inspire, LG Phoenix, Motorola ATRIX, Pantech Crossover, Samsung Captivate, or Samsung Infuse, you can rest assured that you will get your Gingerbread update. Of course, ATRIX users should already be seeing the update roll out. AT&T also stated that the HTC Inspire update would begin in August, but after that, there are no set ETAs for updates on the other handsets. The HTC Status was the first phone on AT&T with the update as the phone launched with Gingerbread.

The notice also doesn't mention what version of Gingerbread the phones will get. Many updates so far for other devices have been to 2.3.3, which is sufficient for many phones, but Android 2.3.4 adds support for video chat through GTalk. The Motorola ATRIX, Samsung Infuse, and HTC Status all have front-facing cameras, and even the Status launched with 2.3.3. So, no telling if any of these phones will eventually get video chat in GTalk. 

source: AT&T



1. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

get ready for a load of bricks!

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Um. The Captivate was released last year, so probably no Gingerbread for it, as the specification was for 2011 Android phones. Anyway, I actually got my Atrix today and already installed Gingerbread. Yes, it has the revamped version of Blur on it. :) Welcome to my happy little Motorola family, Atrix!

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the galaxyS update is still supposed to roll out at "any time". Its been live in europe for months. My vibrant has been running it for months. The captivate, being a galaxyS should get it shortly. BUT there is no excuse by this time to still be running stock software on an sgs.. lol who does that!?! :)

8. Captivate user unregistered

AT&T stated already that the captivate will get the update....

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Er, never mind. The article was right. Dammit, AT&T, why did you have to contradict yourselves and make me sound wrong?!

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have Gingerbread on my captivate - UI is screaming fast...try the Sony Ericcson launcher....runs nice....

5. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Gingerbread will probably be available for the captivate a week after GS II is released...

6. dj unregistered

Does getting the Gingerbread update affect anything if I am using GoLauncherEX ? I have the Atrix

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