Jul 27 AT 1:27 PM Dustin Earley 15 Comments

Gingerbread OTA update begins rolling out to G2s everywhere

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Continuing the recent trend of handset Gingerbread updates, the HTC G2′s update is heading out over the air starting today.

So just what does the official update to Android 2.3.3 bring to G2 users? New features include:

  • Tell HTC
  • Google Books
  • Notification bar color scheme changed to black
  • New battery indicator, phone and web icons
  • Color-coded network icon and signal indicator added (green when connected to Google servers; grey when not connected)
  • Ability to disable the proximity sensor by pressing the power key while on a call

Bug fixes and other various improvements include:

  • Wi-Fi calling improvements
  • New SMS and email notification improvements
  • Improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery

If you really don’t want to wait for the update to hit your handset, head on over to the T-Mobile forums, download Gingerbread and manually install now. Otherwise, sit patiently and try hitting Menu> Settings> About Phone> System Updates.

Via: T-Mobile

Source: TmoNews

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • BiGMERF

    This will make a lot very happy… But I’m sure most will ask “why it took so long?”

  • OnIn2

    Why did it take so long

  • OnIn2

    Why did it take so long ?

  • WELCOME TO FRAGMENTATION

    This is fragmentation

    • Rev. Spaminator

      Oh noes! Fragmentation….

      # program : FUDdroid

      while (true) {
      echo “FRAGMENTATION! ANDROID BAD! FRAGMENTATION!\n”
      }

      Just run this little program and you won’t have to put any thought into your comments again. :)

  • josh

    Woop, Woop……..!

  • noriega713

    Yay!…Congrats to us G2 users…

  • Isaac

    Just letting you know, the download link on the tmobile link is for the leaked 2.3.3 build, not the OTA being released today

  • onlyever

    Can anyone tell me what this ‘Tell HTC’ feature is?
    Can it tell them to update my Incredible to GB, or to unlock the Thunderbolt? lol

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      If you want root on your Tbolt, it is available. There is a great how-to walk through on youtube by Nat3Mil.

  • Rev. Spaminator

    I’m glad it finally happened but I just couldn’t wait so I went with Cyanogen. :)

    • austin

      Ahhh like the most of us did. Wise decision.

  • Cris Core

    Has anyone gotten this update yet? (the real OTA and not the leaked one?) Does Netflix still work after the update?

  • ljay

    Soo ….. has anyone actually gotten it yet? And how do we know? Do we get a notification or do we keep checking Settings->About Phone -> System Updates frantically? Please email me a reply

  • http://Note Uncemister

    As everyone else has said, “ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!” But seriously, its another device that really deserves it.

  1. This will make a lot very happy… But I’m sure most will ask “why it took so long?”

  2. Why did it take so long

  3. Why did it take so long ?

  4. WELCOME TO FRAGMENTATIONGuest 4 years ago

    This is fragmentation

    • Rev. SpaminatorGuest 4 years ago

      Oh noes! Fragmentation….

      # program : FUDdroid

      while (true) {
      echo “FRAGMENTATION! ANDROID BAD! FRAGMENTATION!\n”
      }

      Just run this little program and you won’t have to put any thought into your comments again. :)

  5. joshGuest 4 years ago

    Woop, Woop……..!

  6. Yay!…Congrats to us G2 users…

  7. IsaacGuest 4 years ago

    Just letting you know, the download link on the tmobile link is for the leaked 2.3.3 build, not the OTA being released today

  8. Can anyone tell me what this ‘Tell HTC’ feature is?
    Can it tell them to update my Incredible to GB, or to unlock the Thunderbolt? lol

    • If you want root on your Tbolt, it is available. There is a great how-to walk through on youtube by Nat3Mil.

  9. Rev. SpaminatorGuest 4 years ago

    I’m glad it finally happened but I just couldn’t wait so I went with Cyanogen. :)

    • austinGuest 4 years ago

      Ahhh like the most of us did. Wise decision.

  10. Cris CoreGuest 4 years ago

    Has anyone gotten this update yet? (the real OTA and not the leaked one?) Does Netflix still work after the update?

  11. ljayGuest 4 years ago

    Soo ….. has anyone actually gotten it yet? And how do we know? Do we get a notification or do we keep checking Settings->About Phone -> System Updates frantically? Please email me a reply

  12. As everyone else has said, “ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!” But seriously, its another device that really deserves it.