Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update: Is Your Phone on the List?

Although some lucky Android smartphone users have already received an update to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, many more are eagerly waiting for the upgrade. There are so many reports about Gingerbread coming to various handsets that it can be difficult to keep up with news for your own smartphone but now you will be able to see easily if your phone is on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade list.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS gives better speed, enhanced battery life, an improved interface along with an improved keyboard. The 2.3 upgrade has already been received for the HTC Nexus One and the Samsung Nexus S and now a really useful article by J R Raphael on Computerworld has rounded up all the Android 2.3 Gingerbread news for many different Android smartphones. The list will give you your phone’s current status if you’re waiting for Gingerbread and is split into categories. Not only that but the list will be regularly updated so you can keep informed about how much longer you may have to wait.

First on the list is phones that have already received the Gingerbread upgrade and those are followed by phones expected to get the new OS, giving launch dates where known, estimated times from rumors and the latest information. For example an upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread for the HTC Thunderbolt is expected in the second quarter while an upgrade is expected for the LG Optimus 2X but with no specific date yet. Another category lists phones for which the upgrade looks ‘iffy’ and then there’s another category for those handsets that won’t be getting the upgrade.

Finally if your phone is not listed at all that’s because there’s no clear information available yet but we can really recommend this article, which has been thoughtfully put together to make life simpler for you. For the full article head to the earlier Computerworld link and remember the list will be regularly updated with the latest info available.

Also if you want to find out more about Android 2.3 Gingerbread, another useful article over on MarketNews gives a lot of details and information about new features. Is your phone on the Android 2.3 upgrade list? Let us have your comments about this.