Stupid Question from a New User


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  1. blurg16

    blurg16 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello. I'm about to buy my first smart phone. I'm trying to figure out, if I were to buy an Android with Froyo now, will I be able to upgrade to Gingerbread, Honeycomb and beyone as Android keeps pumping out updates? Or am I stuck with the version that my phone comes with?

    If I can update as they put out new desserts, (I have T-Mobile) do these updates come standard from most carriers of do you have to purchase them?
    Thank you!
     

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  2. davidnmegan6907

    davidnmegan6907 Well-Known Member

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    You can upgrade as they come and they are free..welcome to the forums
     
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    The updates typically have to be compiled by the phone manufacturer and then released by the carrier (t-Mobile). Typically they seem to be doing only one major update per device (with a few exceptions).
     
  4. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    Welcome to the Android Forums!

    Another thing to consider is some of the upcoming updates will increase minimum memory and CPU requirements. This has potential to impact which phones will be capable of supporting these upgraded Android OS's.
     
  5. blurg16

    blurg16 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you everyone, that makes sense and is very helpful.
     

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