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Samsung Infuse 4G finally receives its long overdue Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update - owners rejoice!

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Samsung Infuse 4G finally receives its long overdue Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update - owners rejoice!
Oh joy! The time is finally here for Samsung Infuse 4G owners to uncork those champagne bottles because it’s being blessed with one long and overdue software update.

At the time of its release, people were wowed by the ridiculously large display of the Samsung Infuse 4G, but upon turning it on and playing around with the phone, some were probably taken back to find an Android 2.2 Froyo experience. Well folks, it might not be Ice Cream Sandwich, but nevertheless, we’re certain that handset owners are thrilled to know that Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread is finally here for the smartphone.

Strangely, AT&T isn’t making the software update available through the typical over-the-air process, but rather, you’ll need to download it through Samsung's web site. Yes, we know, it’s just another obstacle to overcome before getting in with Gingerbread, but it’s going to be worth it in the end – especially when you consider that this Gingerbread update was a long time in the making for this one. However, it seems that the download link is not working at the present time, so you’ll probably want to check back later to snatch it.

In any event, here is the full listing of new features found with the update:

  • Improved Copy and Paste functionality
  • Redesigned Multi Touch Software Keyboard
  • Download manager for long running HTTP downloads
  • Improved power management and application control
  • Notification Shade: “Flight Mode” added (“Silent” removed)
  • New Fonts options added include Choco Cooky, Cool Jazz, Rosemary
  • Keyboard Changes: Android Keyboard with Wider Spaced keys and Quick Keys at the top
  • New Widgets: The name of the content provider will be listed on the widget list along with the widget name. Previously only the widget name was provided.
  • New Widget: Traffic (Android) added to list of available widgets
  • Menu Changes/New Apps: Downloads and Google Books added new, Promotional pre-load of Angry Birds removed.

source: AT&T & Samsung via Android Central

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