Samsung and Verizon have really been dragging their feet when it comes to delivering a Gingerbread update to owners of the Droid Charge. Especially now that Ice Cream Sandwich is out, being stuck back on Froyo really has to sting. It’s not like there hasn’t been progress made behind the scenes; after all, we’ve seen plenty of leaked Gingerbread ROMs, arriving one after the other since the beginning of summer. We’re convinced that the final release is nearly upon us, but while it’s not quite here yet, the Droid Charge has just found itself in the unusual position where Samsung has posted the source code to the phone’s Gingerbread release before the update itself has gone out.
The latest version Samsung has made available is build EP4D for the Droid Charge on Verizon. That’s interesting, because that would make it appear to pre-date the EP4P build, leaked a couple weeks ago. Perhaps Samsung handed-off EP4D to Verizon for testing and continued to work on some bugfixes with a future update in mind? Might EP4P have introduced new problems that caused Samsung to revert to an earlier, more stable build? We can’t say for sure, but the important thing is that with this source code published, it really can’t be long now before Droid Charge owners can finally say goodbye to Froyo, once and for all.