Verizon memo tells employees that Gingerbread upgrade is coming

Verizon memo tells employees that Gingerbread upgrade is coming
An internal memo from Verizon to employees says that Google has released the source code for Android 2.3 to device manufacturers and that Big Red is assessing which of its Android phones will be receiving the new updated OS. Which of Verizon's DROID handsets-if any-will have to skip the new upgrade? Android engineer Brian Swetland said that, "Any device that runs well with Froyo should run even better with Gingerbread," which gives hope to those who own the original Motorola DROID

As we reported, Gingerbread doesn't have a minimum set of system requirements. That could lead to Android 2.3 being downloaded on most of Verizon's DROID-branded handsets . The carrier also has a good track record when it comes to Android upgrades as it currently has the largest number of handsets running the Android 2.2 OS.

source: AndroidandMe

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9. Perwilly unregistered

So what about the Continuum? Think they'll skip Froyo on it too?

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Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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6. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

I bet the old droid wont get it, Im guessing incredible, fascinate, droid x, droid 2, and droid pro

7. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

droid pro and fascinate wont and orig droid will for sure

11. bloodpanther

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

i can see them skipping the org droid.

4. Larry Wilson unregistered

Somehow I have to wonder if they're not planning on skipping Froyo for the Fascinate, given the enormous amount of difficulty Samsung seems to be having with it. Maybe the reason they're having so many problems with it is that they spent so much time getting the Nexus S squared away with Gingerbread. Which means, hoepfully, they could just spring Gingerbread on us Fascinate owners and get the jump on everyone else...

5. Ebonyks

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

It sure is nice to dream, isn't it?

3. bumblebbee

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

UM...EXCEPT THE SAMSUNG FASCINATE! We're still waiting for the Froyo upgrade!!! >:-/

2. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I doubt that the HTC Droid Eris would be getting 2.3 considering that I don't think that it even has 2.2. I think that if the processor is higher than 600Mhz, then it will get the update.

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

incredible, DROIDX, DROID2, DROID. these are the ones most likely to get it

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