Thursday, April 14, 2011

T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread update expected, to arrive this quarter

The T-Mobile G2 and the HTC Desire Z are nearly identical twins on the outside, but their software builds are what truly separates these two HTC handsets.  We’ve heard that HTC has plans to update the HTC Desire Z (leaked HTC Desire Z Android 2.3.3 build) and other members of the Desire family to Gingerbread within the next month or two, but now we finally have confirmation that the T-Mobile G2 will be updated as well.  An HTC rep has confirmed that a Gingerbread update for the G2 will be made available during Q2.  It’s certainly nice to receive an official confirmation, but a more precise date would have been even better.

Many G2 owners purchased the handset because it runs on a nearly stock version of Android.  The hope was that G2 owners would receive Android update faster since T-Mobile and HTC wouldn’t need to do much code tweaking to get Gingerbread ready for the G2.  Since G2 owners have already been waiting nearly five months, this should finally prove that owning a stock Android handset doesn’t guarantee timely firmware updates.
Are any of you G2 owners excited for the Gingerbread update? I have a feeling that most G2 owners rooter their phone long ago and have been tinkering with CyanogenMod or a few of the HTC Sense ROMs for quite some time.


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