AT&T will push Gingerbread to all smartphones released this year, as well as the Samsung Captivate
AT&T has decided to make its customers happy. At least its customers that have purchased an Android-powered device from the carrier this year, and those who own a Samsung Captivate (AT&T’s version of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S). How so?
Well, AT&T has announced that its entire lineup of post-paid Android smartphones released this year will be getting updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which at the moment is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. The smartphones in question are the HTC Inspire 4G, LG Phoenix, Motorola Atrix 4G, Pantech Crossover, and Samsung Infuse 4G. The Samsung Captivate will also receive an update to Gingerbread even if it was launched last year.
Where possible, the updates will come over-the-air, with the phone notifying you that an updated version of the OS is available. This might however not be possible for all devices, so in some cases you may have to use a computer to perform the update.
Unfortunately, AT&T hasn’t given us a clear timeline for the updates for all of the aforementioned handsets. However, the update for the Motorola Atrix 4G has already started rolling out, and the one for the HTC Inspire 4G is expected to start rolling out in the next few weeks (in August). As for when the rest of the smartphones will get to taste Gingerbread, it remains to be seen. We’ll be here to let you know as soon as we find out more.