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If you’re one of the owners of the Froyo-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab, you must be wondering when its next generation Android iteration will be getting an upgrade. According to sources, its Gingerbread update will be coming in a few weeks. It will be rolling out to the SIM-free 7 inch Korean-made tablets first, followed by Tabs with contracts. Three said on Twitter that Gingerbread would be rolling out to the Tab soon. Sadly, there was no word on the exact date.
Unfortunately, just like all updates that roll out for Samsung devices, users would have to connect their Samsung Galaxy Tab to a PC and update via Samsung Kies. Kies tends to be buggy, which not a lot of Samsung enthusiasts are looking forward to.
What should you expect from the update? Among these additional features is a download manager, tweaks to the UI, and many more. Users will also experience better performance.
Now that the Tab will be getting the Gingerbread update, when will it be getting the tablet-optimized Honeycomb? Unfortunately, news broke out that the tablet would not be getting the Honeycomb update. Despite this, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is still a sound tablet compared to others in the market.
Don’t worry too much about the Tab not getting Honeycomb. The dual-core-powered extremely slim Galaxy Tab 10.1 is expected to arrive on the 4th of August will come with the latest Android OS right out of the box.
The Taiwanese phone manufacturer is now testing the Gingerbread update on its award-winning handset the HTC Desire. Where does this news come from? This comes from the company’s official Facebook page. This means that the handset’s users will finally get to enjoy the Android Gingerbread update they have been waiting for.
The Desire’s users have experienced a rollercoaster ride when it comes to this update. After waiting for it to roll out for a long time, HTC announced that the smartphone would never get the update, due to inadequate memory. Hours later, the Taiwan-based company did a complete turnaround by saying that the Desire would be getting the update. However, a few elements would have to be omitted to make way for Gingerbread.
Apparently, the Sense UI is the culprit. It consumes too much of the phone’s memory. Users would have to choose between sticking to Froyo (Android 2.2) if they wish to keep the Sense UI around. If they really want to enjoy more from Gingerbread, they would have to say goodbye to Sense, which is among the best tweaks to Android in the market.
Veering away from the topic, if you’re a Desire HD user on Three, you’ll be happy to know that you will be getting the Gingerbread update shortly via an OTA update. Three announced this through a tweet on Twitter. This will allow users to enjoy a few more tweaks to the interface as well as video calling support using the phone’s secondary camera.
It seems that there’s no stopping HTC from delivering Gingerbread to their Desire users. After all, they are one of the few phone manufacturers who spoil their users rotten. You’ll be happy to know that HTC is doing all it can to get Gingerbread rolling.
This, however, makes us wonder. Since the Ice Cream Sandwich is on the horizon, will the HTC Desire experience the same problem, or will it ever get the ICS at all?
HTC Desire users have been waiting for the Gingerbread Android 2.3 update for their award-winning handsets. However, what they got during the wait was a roller-coaster ride.
HTC promised that the Gingerbread would be rolling out, only to announce that the handset would never the update. Soon after, the Taiwanese phone manufacturer made a complete turnaround and announced that they are currently trying to free the phone of its native apps to make way for Gingerbread. Now, they’re getting rid of Sense features to make way for the Gingerbread update, which will make the update available next week.
Posted on HTC’s official Facebook page, they wrote, “A quick update on this, we’re planning to release the roll-out timeframe for the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for Desire (GSM) early next week. Thanks for your patience.”
HTC is making this update possible through the booting of some Sense UI features. If this doesn’t sit well with you, the Taiwan-based firm will be giving you an option. If you want to keep the Sense UI, you can choose not to install the Gingerbread update and stick with Froyo (2.2). If you really want Gingerbread, you can choose to install the ROM, which will get rid of a few Sense features.
Sense is a tweak to the Android OS. A Similar tweak by other manufacturers is Motorola’s MOTOBLUR. However, the difference between the two is users absolutely hate MOTOBLUR, and users actually like Sense. This is the reason why Motorola gave their tweak the boot. HTC users might let go of Sense with a heavy heart. Despite losing Sense, there are a number of advantages offered by Gingerbread, which might weigh in favor of the update.
Despite the roll out next week, there has not been an actual release date announced. We’ll let you know once get word of the actual release date.