Gingerbread ported to the Samsung Galaxy S

Gingerbread ported to the Samsung Galaxy S
Over at XDA-Devs it has been a busy few hours since the Android 2.3 Gingerbread kernel was released. The rogue developers have played around with the latest Android version, and decided there is nothing more natural in the world than to slap it on the Samsung Galaxy S. After all, the only major things that separate the Google Nexus S and Samsung's current flagship phone are the slightly curved display, and the NFC chip, which is currently of little use anyway.

Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S already has a virtual keyboard in its TouchWiz 3.0 Froyo overlay as good as the one Gingerbread brings, and it also has the option to use the front camera in the camera interface, we don't think the Gingerbread port brings anything of significance to its interface. Especially when we bear in mind that it is still a crude port, with the connectivity options like voice, Wi-Fi and GPS not working yet. Under the hood, though, you will get the true multitasking of Android 2.3, as well as support for things developers haven't written yet, like games taking full advantage of the Galaxy S's motion sensors.

source: XDA-Devs via RedmondPie

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Galaxy S
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware , 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.5

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3 Comments

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

EUGENE has posted the new 2.3 ROM on XDA.....

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ROMs already have the GINGERBREAD keyboard on it, but it is not QWERTY....the CAPTIVATE is quite capable of running 2.3 and even the SENSE UI from HTC....just takes time.

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Nice. I'm sure that it wont take very long to get everything working just fine on the Galaxy S devices.

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