Nexus One owners have been (im)patiently waiting for their beloved device to see Android 2.3 since early December. Announced with the Nexus S, Gingerbread was promised in the “coming weeks” for the previous pure Google device. After around a month and a half, those coming weeks have turned into “any day now”.
Team Douche strikes again! Yesterday, a post on cyanogenmod.com announced the roll out of the infamous nightly builds, which are all based upon the newest version of the mod, Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7).
Value Electronics Manufacturer Coby announced the release of five new tablets, all running Android 2.3. If you don’t know, Coby is known for the reasonable cost of their products. From
With Android 2.2 Froyo now running on the majority of Android devices, Android 2.3 Gingerbread has started creep up very, very slowly on the frozen Android treat. Gingerbread is now running on .4% of Android devices.
The people behind Cyanogenmod have been busy, the above video is proof! Take a look at a preview video of the upcoming Cyanogenmod 7.0. Make sure to have something to wipe the drool off your chin.
It looks like Gingerbread isn’t fully out of the oven yet! Tweaker.net posted an article detailing a hands-on with a Sony Experia Arc that was running an unannounced Android 2.4!
2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you’ll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.
Another Windows Mobile device has gotten Gingerbread. The HTC Vogue has gotten a Gingerbread port, and it’s fully working, minus the camcorder. Check it out!
It’s been a short while since the Android Open Source Project was updated with the code for Gingerbread (aka Android 2.3). The Android Open Source Project, for those who are
No, you can’t have Gingerbread on your Xperia X10 yet and it’ll probably take a long time before you can, but you can apply a custom ROM with a Gingerbread theme. I’ve made a mod of the AOSP ROM we’ve talked about earlier to make it look like Gingerbread.
Google’s official twitter account for their Nexus series of phones confirmed what we had already heard a few weeks back. Android 2.3 will hit the Nexus One in the “coming weeks” in the form of an over-the-air update.
Gingerbread has been ported to the Htc HD2, originally a Windows Mobile device. No word on other devices getting it, but this is a step in the right direction for Gingerbread ROMs.
It looks like the Nexus S isn’t the only Gingerbread phone in town anymore. Supercurio, who was also the first to root the Nexus S, has ported the ROM from the new Google flagship device to the Galaxy S.
Promised just two days ago, the Android 2.3 code is already being pushed into the Android Open Source Project. As we mentioned, this might not mean a hill of beans to Joe Schmoe types, but the hacking community is more than likely poppin’ bottles already.
The Nexus S hasn’t been released yet, but besides the vague and instable custom ROMs, there is a legal way to try out Gingerbread. It’s called the SDK Emulator, originally designed for developers to test their apps with the newest platforms with different configurations.