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
Motorola Atrix 4G
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.