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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PCaff, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. PCaff

    PCaff Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok so yes the new update came out and the reboot problem and data drops were fixed. But still, what happened to the Gingerbread update being released at the end of the Q2? Now don't get me wrong I'm not selfish. The fact that we at least got an update and that a couple problems were fixed is great. But still, battery problems are killing me at work, and also gingerbread is incredible. I'm still not interested in rooting, just not for me. So, what do you got for me bros.


  2. seVer

    seVer Android Expert

    gingerbread will come out, then we'll see another bunch of posts asking when ice cream will release.

    never satisfied...
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  3. Treknologist

    Treknologist Android Enthusiast

    My guess would be that we'll be seeing it soon. I think Verizon and HTC wanted to make sure that problems the phone was having were addressed by the latest update (which they appear to be for the majority) before moving forward with GB.
  4. PCaff

    PCaff Member
    Thread Starter

    well being new to android....i've never heard of ice cream haha. However i just like the gingerbread look and i don't like being practically cheating out of something that was promised. It's not really satisfaction. It's....i don't know how to describe it.
  5. PCaff

    PCaff Member
    Thread Starter

    Sounds reasonable.
  6. kingwilliam

    kingwilliam Newbie

    I think that we will see it soon as well....... I think it will come bundled with Skype Video chat as well as some type of Google video chat alternative.

    Verizon just reformed their data packages for when Skype goes mainstream on mobile phones and when the Bionic and Galaxy S2 (Function) hit the shelves... at least thats what I keep telling myself.
  7. dguy

    dguy Android Expert

    This. But the Thunderbolt will probably not see Ice Cream Sandwich.
  8. swr2000

    swr2000 Member

    Not "Officially"...

    I meant that there would be ways via rooting.
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  9. Treknologist

    Treknologist Android Enthusiast

    Says who? At Google IO it was stated that phones would be supported for updates for 18 months as long as the hardware could handle the software. HTC is one of the partners which agreed to this as did Verizon.
  10. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast


    What Features, exactly, are you looking forward to in Gingerbread?

    I only ask because I think most people asking for GB have no idea but just want the Latest "thing".

    Not trying to call you out at all, but just curios.

    Oh, and regarding how GB Looks, it doesn't matter since HTC puts Sense over it and it will look almost identical to how your phone looks now (barring a few minor cosmetic changes)
  11. cbj5259

    cbj5259 Newbie

    I'm personally looking forward to GB in the hopes it improves battery life...that's about it, but thats a big one for me. Just saw that GB is rolling out to the dinc2...this is kind of a slap in the face as the the TB came out first and was supposed to be Verizon's flagship 4G phone. It seems like its now playing at least 2nd or 3rd fiddle on level of importance with Verizon. very disappointing that the dinc2 is getting it first...
  12. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Well-Known Member

    As great as 18 months might sound, some people might still take offense to it since their contacts are for 2 years. Then again, who the hell is ever happy?
  13. Bomfy

    Bomfy Well-Known Member

  14. outjet

    outjet Newbie

    Hi Willdogs. I found these, which might answer your question about some features he might be looking forward to:

    Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) supports the following features in addition to existing 2.2 features:
    • SIP Communication Supported
    • Support for WebM/VP8 video playback, and AAC audio encoding
    • New audio effects such as reverb, equalization, headphone virtualization, and bass boost
    • Improved Copy and Paste functionality
    • Redesigned Multi Touch Software Keyboard
    • Download manager for long running HTTP downloads
    • Enhanced support for native code
    • Improved power management and application control
  15. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast

    Correct on the above?
  16. Tfleezee

    Tfleezee Newbie

  17. IamMark

    IamMark Member

    I have a Droid X that recently received Gingerbread. For me, it was a nice improvement over Froyo for several reasons:

    1) Improved look. Motorola did a great job with the overall look and icons. New launcher, different icons, different colors, etc.
    2) Smoother interface. It definitely scrolls much smoother through the home screens and the launcher.
    3) Copy/Paste functionality is definitely improved from Froyo
    4) Different keyboard. I like the new one better and more than the one that comes with the Thunderbolt.
    5) Less bloat and/or improved bloat. The Motoblur stuff is actually liked now by many X users

    I'm hoping to see these improvements on the Thunderbolt as well.

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