AT&T: Gingerbread Coming To All Our 2011 Androids


If you’re looking to pick up an Android on AT&T that’s running Gingerbread, your options are pretty limited; you’ve got the HTC Status, Motorola’s Atrix is getting its update currently, and now the carrier has access to Samsung’s Nexus S. That’s progress, sure, but we’re in the second half of 2011, where the coming approach of Ice Cream Sandwich is nearer to us in time than last year’s release of Gingerbread. If you’ve been stressing over if your Android will ever be getting an update of its own, the carrier is speaking up with some assurances, letting subscribers know that all the Androids that it’s released this this year are on-track for Gingerbread.

Of course, there are some caveats: this applies only to models introduced this year, not necessarily older Androids AT&T has continued selling, and the carrier’s not committing to Gingerbread for phones intended for pre-paid use. Additionally, not necessarily everything would be available OTA, so owners of some phones may have to tether to a PC to update.

The list of phones AT&T plans to see brought up to Gingerbread include:

HTC Inspire 4G

LG Phoenix

Motorola Atrix 4G

Pantech Crossover

Samsung Captivate 4G

Samsung Infuse 4G

Look for the Inspire to get its next, sometime in the coming few weeks. The Captivate may be a 2010 phone, but it’s lucking out and making the cut, too.

Source: AT&T

Via: MobileBurn

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!