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Long time in the making, but the T-Mobile G2 is now getting its Gingerbread fix

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Long time in the making, but the T-Mobile G2 is now getting its Gingerbread fix
Some might’ve forgotten what the T-Mobile G2 brought to the table, especially when it was the carrier’s very first HSPA+ enabled smartphone, but it has been riding Froyo for what appears to be an eternity. There have been plenty of devices released after the G2 that have already received their Gingerbread update, but the beloved smartphone is finally getting its crack with the new tasty treat.

Call it a long time coming, but the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2 is finally being rolled out as we speak. Going out in the form of an over-the-air update, owners should start seeing the notification coming to their handsets – indicating the update’s arrival. Some of the new features with the update include:

  • Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Tell HTC
  • Google Books added
  • Notification bar color scheme is changed to black
  • New battery indicator, phone, and web icons
  • Color-coded network icon and signal indicator added. Green when connected to Google servers. Grey when not connected.
  • Pressing the power key while on a call disables the proximity sensor

Meanwhile, we also find a few other fixed and improved issues that consists of Wi-Fi calling improvements, New SMS and email notification improvements, and yet more improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery. Naturally, don’t panic if you don’t see that notification right away because it’s expected to be rolled out to all handsets over the coming weeks – albeit, it never hurts to manually check for it yourself.

source: T-Mobile via Android Central

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posted on 27 Jul 2011, 13:40

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

xD i think you guys should use that background for other phones getting Gingerbread in the future.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 14:17 1

3. Spear (unregistered)


posted on 27 Jul 2011, 14:20

4. Stuntman (unregistered)

Hopefully the Desire Z will get it soon, too.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 14:58 1

5. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

And people wonder why Android is a joke - stuff like this

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 15:10

6. Carlos (unregistered)

My phone is rooted, if i upgrade to gingerbread, will i lose it?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 18:13

8. spear (unregistered)

Yes you will lose root and will have to reroot.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 20:49

9. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

I'm pretty happy that the update is finally coming out. The G2 is my first Android phone (I got it 2 months ago) and I can't wait to see all the improvements it will bring.

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