Apr 06 AT 10:39 AM Edgar Cervantes 40 Comments

When will your device get Android 2.3 Gingerbread?

With Android releasing new versions so often, it is impossible to feel like one is up-to-date. Froyo will always have its place in our hearts, but Android hungry fans definitely want the latest and greatest. Sadly, unless you have one of the Nexus devices, Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates will probably start rolling out after the release of Android 2.4, hence restarting the vicious cycle.

Android 2.3 has been out for a few months now, and many cannot help but to wonder when some Gingerbread love will come their way. JR Raphael from Android Power has put together a list specifying pretty much every device’s 2.3 update status. Along with the devices that will, will not, and might be updated, Raphael briefly specifies the details for every single device. To go to the upgrade list simply click here.

We know that many of you stay updated with Android news, and so will Raphael’s upgrade list, so do keep going back and checking for changes on a regular basis, and do let us know how you feel about your update status!

Via: Android Power

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Uncemister

    I don’t see any of the MyTouch devices listed… =/

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  • http://Website trey

    wtf I saw nothing about mytouch 4g gettin gingerbread smfh

    • http://Website UMA Fan

      Technically the myTouch 4G is the T-Mobile USA’s version of the HTC Desire HD… which IS on the list. I don’t think there is a single case of an OEM creating an update for a phone sku that the carriers didn’t adopt in some form.

      • http://Website Me

        Yes the MyTouch 4g is essentially a Desire HD hardware wise, but software wise it is not, it has a modified version of HTC Sense. So get 2.3 could possibly take longer if you dont want to root.

  • http://Website tN0

    The whole update situation is even more complex because carriers are testing the OS versions too. So my Nexus One from Vodafone doesn’t have Gingerbread yet.

  • http://Website Aaron

    When will my device get Gingerbread?
    The day I bought it.

    Nexus S: The only way to go.

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    I welcome Gingerbread, but I really could go for some Ice cream :)

    • http://Website meandroid

      Gingerbread and ice cream makes you FAT and UGLY, thats why i prefer fruits (Apple)

      • http://Website Me

        Too bad Apple sucks!!

        • GRAW

          Oh snap!

      • http://Website retweet

        Gingerbread and ice cream makes you FAT and UGLY, thats why i prefer fruits (Apple)

      • http://Website Anonymous

        Well, isn’t that a form of cannibalism? Seeing as how you are a fruit yourself & all.

      • http://Website ACR

        I drink snapple but I don’t like apple.

  • http://www.bewareofraj.com Raj

    Im still on my nexus one with cyanogen 6. I tried cyanogen gingerbread but it was too buggy for everyday use, but of course I have the option to go back to stock.

    Having said that, I feel spoilt having a nexus phone. I plan to upgrade this year to a dual core so long as it has gingerbread and is either stock or has HTC sense. Failing that I’d like to see cyanogen support, I like some of the extras cyanogen has. I think I have settled on the evo 3d.

    One last thing (sorry for long post haha) few apps in the market support gingerbread, at least When I was running them with cyanogen, so having 2.2 right now isn’t that bad. In fact being one version behind isn’t that bad for this reason. The point is we will get it, just wait. Its those that are on 2.1 and earlier that have a problem.

    • http://Website Richard Yarrell

      Great choice, I am getting the Htc Evo 3d

  • http://Website Anjie

    I got 2.3 on my n1 a while back but i’m waiting for ice cream.

    • http://Website Mark

      Greedy ass muthafucka. Damn, chill.

  • http://blessayfromamerica.blogspot.com Guy Bailey

    I downloaded the apk for my N1 and it’s superb. The color scheme really works well as do the little graphical touches and the extra memory comes in handy too (although I’ve already blazed through that!)

  • http://Website DroidX

    I have gingerbread on my Droid X and I’m loving it. The new Moto Blur really isn’t that bad. The performance boost is awesome everything is much more snappy. Don’t wait for the carriers just do it yourself.

  • http://Website andy

    I guess the useless galaxy tab will stay useless?

    • http://freesbrain.blogspot.com davi

      The galaxy tab is simiar hardware to the galaxy x and therefore the nexus. I really think it would be the easiest to hack. Sammy has promised honeycomb anyway. Who cares about ginger when you can get honey?

  • http://Website StarMoogle

    Im still using my HTC Hero running 2.3.3 AOSP Cyanogen Hybrid. Fragmentation has never been a problem for me and my device is considered ancient now. I always wonder how many readers don’t root their devices.. as long as you can nab a stable froyo/gingerbread you’ll be set for quite some time.

  • http://Website Stephen

    The manufacturers should make a big donation to the custom rom developers and build on what they have already started. I have been running Liquid Gingerbread for a while on my Droid. Would be great if Motorola would look at it and say “Great job so far, here are some tweaks for you to make and a bunch of money for your hard work.” Then Motorola could use it for an OTA update for everyone too scared to root.

  • http://Website Mark

    The G2 isn’t on the list. :( :( :(

    • http://Website tony

      The Desire Z ix the G2, Just diffrent name.

  • http://Website Mary84

    i already have iOS 4.3 installed, which is almost twice as advanced!

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      “i already have iOS 4.3 installed, which is almost twice as advanced!”


  • JackkiH

    Where’s my G2!!??

  • http://Website dezvous

    I’m rocking 2.3.3 Gingerbread MIUI beta on Vibrant. Looks gorgeous and runs very well for a beta. Can’t wait for all the kinks to be worked out.

  • http://Website yooivansterr

    My nexus s already has it ;)

  • http://Website Mike

    What a waste of reading sounds like a weather forecast let’s just pull predictions out of our ass. Don’t waste peoples precious time with bullshit articles like this.

    • http://Website Mr Morningwood



  • http://Website StarMoogle

    Instead of just telling people about Stock crap taking insanely long amounts of time to release or seemingly never come out, why not post about how having such open devices and communities allows you to run on any version you really want to since all of the android devices have some type of custom teams behind them? This whole thing about fragmentation is getting old because it really only matters if for some reason the users are not rooting their phones and going custom. I agree with Mike, this article is bullshit, the trolling comments are bullshit, and people complaining about a device not having gingerbread is bullshit. In less than 2 minutes I found gingerbread roms that work well enough for stable everyday use for devices that people claim do not have gingerbread.

    Androidandme really disappoints me for not informing its readers of the full potential of rooting phones and what open source really does for us. There is a very scarce amount of devices that are actually starting to push up flowers. This is all coming from someone who still uses a Hero, running a vanilla 2.3.3 stable rom since a week after Gingerbread came out. The G1 even has tons of gingerbread roms and it’s the first released phone on the market.

    Below are links to devices people on androidandme are constantly claiming lack gingerbread.

    Get with the program guys and gals.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=990064 <- Custom Gingerbread for Mytouch 4G

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=956296 <- Cyanogen Gingerbread for Mytouch 4G

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011384 <- Cyanogen Gingerbread for Mytouch 3G

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=956227 Cyanogen Gingerbread for Desire Z & G2

  • http://Website Ariel

    So i ask. Myself wtf I bought htc phone if the take forever to release a freaking updated… is like stealing our money…
    I have the mytouch 4g so there is no gingerbread

  • http://Website Ben 1.0

    I’ve had 2.3.3 on my Nexus One for a little while now. Aside from the visual aspects I haven’t really noticed much difference from FroYo, to be honest.

    I have noticed a few bugs, however, that weren’t there before. I’m hoping Google will pick them up in the next release.

  • http://Website Empty galaxy

    It is really sad that even after buying these expensive devices, we have to wait like anything to get an updat. Now don’t tell me to root and all. I don’t want to take the risk to turn my only phone into brick. All I want is a system which is not laggy…doesnt matter if it is froyo or ginger. Unfortunately until now I failed get that.

  • http://Website StarMoogle

    Okay, since my previous comment will remain in moderation forever when I’m trying to actually be helpful. I’ll post another.

    Every single device mentioned here from comments claiming to lack Gingerbread updates have fully stable and experimental Gingerbread roms on XDA-Developers and various other android community sites.

    If you haven’t rooted your device, do it, you’ll be nothing but happy, and your phone will last you ages since most developers will tell you when a release of their rom is the Final and they’re moving on, sometimes they’ll even continue development after, or pass it to another team.

    the oldest and somewhat still popular android devices, like the G1, Hero, etc.. Still have dev teams and also Gingerbread 2.3.3. Androidandme is disappointing me with the lack of real information on this subject.

  • http://Website lickmybigballs

    We are waiting for iOS 5 – which will burn Fragmendroid 0.2.3 Rottenbread!!!!

  • http://Website ACR

    Another reason to get stock android. G2X :/