Aug 08 AT 2:18 PM Dustin Earley 16 Comments

Gingerbread update for HTC Inspire hits the air


Another helping of Gingerbread is served up over the air starting today, and the lucky handset receiving the update is the HTC Inspire on AT&T.

The Inspire has been out since mid-February of this year, introduced as a relatively high-end device at a low price. For just $99 (or $29 if you went to The Shack), you got a 4.3-inch SLCD display, 4GB of storage, 768MB RAM, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, Adreno 205 GPU and Android 2.2. While Froyo wasn’t quite as appetizing as it used to be at that point, the update to Gingerbread now makes the HTC Inspire an awesome device for someone not looking to spend much on a phone.

Along with the usual perks associated with the update to Gingerbread, the Inspire will receive:

  • Updated Application Tray features
  • Updated FriendStream features
  • Added Quick Settings in the Notifications window
  • Improved Power Management function
  • Improved media experience
  • Various minor bug fixes

If you haven’t seen the update hit your handset yet and the ol’ “Home>Menu>Settings>AT&T Software Update>HTC Wi-Fi software update>Check now” trick isn’t doing it for you, then head on over to the HTC Support page for the Inspire and you’ll find all the necessary info on how to apply the update yourself.

Via: Phandroid

Source: HTC Support

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

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  • italianmagik

    Just as I get rid of my Inspire for a more updated device they pull this out. EPIC FAIL. Guess it will be good for Inspire users. Better use of their Android Devices.

  • sylar

    Hm… well several of my friends will be happy.


    Another round of fragmentation??

  • elijahblake

    i’ve been rocking gingerbread on the inspire for months.. Gotta love cyanogenmod7 ;)

    • beatleskid7

      Same here buddy. :-)

  • ACR

    My friend’s Inspire is still bootloader locked.

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  • Kevin

    Ice cream, forget gingerbread haha.

  • Slith

    Anyone still use the Inspire? My friends seem to have all switched to newer phones.

  • Burnedtugboat

    So they release it for the Inspire before the Thunderbolt. I’m starting to get a little pissed that it hasn’t been released for my device yet.

    • jbrandonf

      Well let’s see…what phone came out first?

  • Furdburfle

    What about DOS?

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  • Ben

    Ive been rocking Gingerbread for months now. But glad to see the Inspire getting some gingerbread love..

  • Gino

    I just updated to Ginger today. Everything was great & I loved it… until I got a txt and started a new convo. I recieve there messages but it will not let me send a msg to them. Only to people I already had a conversation with. I can only send MMS to new conversations. All it does when I try sending it is “Please Wait” with da load thing for a split second then nothing happens.Rply remains in txt box den saves as a draft when I exit the msg/convo. Any Solutions?

  • (un)inspired

    After the upgrade my outlook wont sync. says incompatible policy settings to do with device encryption.