By Stephen Schenck | January 10, 2012 7:30 PM
Back in July, AT&T laid-out its plan for delivering Gingerbread updates to all its Android models released in 2011. There was one 2010 model that also made the cut: the Samsung Captivate. After an entirely too long wait, the captivate is finally receiving its software, providing users an official route to Gingerbread.
Long before AT&T made that announcement about its future updates, we’d been seeing progress towards Gingerbread for the Captivate. It saw CyanogenMod 7 support start arriving back in the spring, and summer brought with it numerous leaks of in-progress Gingerbread builds.
There’s no sign of this update going out OTA, but it is accessible via computer and Samsung’s Kies Mini software. That’s bad news for anyone but Windows users, as the software’s not available on most computer platforms, and Samsung specifically tells users not to turn to AT&T stores for help. Assuming you can get it installed, Keis Mini will bring your phone up to software version I897UCKK4.