Leaked Samsung Droid Charge Gingerbread Spotted On Video

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After a couple hiccups with its LTE network led Verizon to delay launching the Samsung Droid Charge, the phone finally got off the ground last month, though with the aging Android 2.2.1 in tow. As we noted from the start, a Gingerbread update was essentially a certainty, though just how swift it would be remained to be seen. While the smartphone has since received new software via an OTA update, Charge owners have only received bugfixes and minor performance enhancements so far. That may be changing soon, as a new video shows a Charge apparently running a build of Gingerbread, one that may be a leak of an official work-in-progress release.

The blurrycam video from P3Droid and Team Black Hat shows Gingerbread running on a Droid Charge. He navigates through smartphone’s UI, shows the Android version on the phone’s About page, and proceeds to boot up Netflix. Any Charge owner who’s tried manually installing the Netflix APK on his or her phone knows that the app just won’t stream when running on Froyo, so this Gingerbread ROM looks to be legit.

What we still don’t have is a good idea on when Samsung might finish work on the update and get it over to Verizon. Sometime this summer would be great, but we’re not holding our breath.



Source: MyDroidWorld

Via: Android Central

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