Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The HTC "Thunderbolt" and "EVO 4G" finally getting Android Gingerbread update?

HTC Thunderbolt and EVO 4G smartphones might get upgraded towards the Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” operating-system by no later compared to end of June, based on a TalkAndroid reader who submitted a note allegedly from an HTC representative.

Despite bountiful company resources, both device manufacturers like HTC and wireless carriers happen to be dragging their feet with regards to upgrading their devices towards the latest OS, that has been readily available for nearly 6 months.

Meanwhile, the hacker community has were able to push unofficial Gingerbread upgrades towards the most of smartphone's running older versions of Android natively. The only real device that officially runs Gingerbread right now is Samsung’s Nexus S, that was produced in partnership with Google to operate a pure version from the OS with no carrier alterations.

Justifiably, Android phone owners are pissed off how the updates aren’t coming any faster.

Unlike older versions from the iPhone, most Android phones have sufficient hardware requirements to aid timely OS updates. However, upgrading to Gingerbread isn’t great for tha harsh truth of either the carriers or hardware manufacturers, who does rather you purchase newer devices featuring Gingerbread rather than obtaining the update free of charge.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab may get Android Gingerbread/Honeycomb Update

A bit unbelievable but Samsung India has recently confirmed that they intend to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, after Google releases the official updated for the mobile operating system. This is definitely great news as Android 2.2 is not at all a tablet friendly operating system and it needed some serious updates.

The news comes from Samsung Hub, as they mention an unnamed Samsung executive confirming these upgrade plans, later updating the post by saying that folks from Samsung contacted them saying they cannot assure anything about future updates but will be working hard to keep the Galaxy Tab updated.

So,Android Gingerbread is expected to make an appearance by the end of this year and if the hardware requirements by Google are not really intense, the upgrade won’t be much of a problem for Samsung. Also, Samsung has previously mentioned that they would hope to update the Galaxy Tab in the future, but it is very obvious that they will need some time to build their interface around the new upgrade.