Samsung and AT&T have started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Infuse 4G. The Infuse 4G was among the first phone’s on AT&T network to support its 21MBps HSPA+ network, and to use a mammoth 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED Plus screen.
Along with the bump in the Android version, there are quite a few other goodies as well included in the update. Below is the full change-log of the update -:
Improved Copy and Paste functionality
• Redesigned Multi Touch Software Keyboard
• Download manager for long running HTTP downloads
• Improved power management and application control
• Notification Shade: “Flight Mode” added (“Silent” removed)
• New Fonts options added include Choco Cooky, Cool Jazz, Rosemary
• Keyboard Changes: Android Keyboard with Wider Spaced keys and Quick Keys at the top
• New Widgets: The name of the content provider will be listed on the widget list along with the widget name. Previously only the widget name was provided.
• New Widget: Traffic (Android) added to list of available widgets
• Menu Changes/New Apps: Downloads and Google Books added new, Promotional pre-load of Angry Birds removed*.
The update is not being rolled out via OTA. Instead, Infuse owners need to use Samsung’s KIES software to update their handset, which is only available for Windows. So, if you use a Mac and own an Infuse 4G, you are out of luck!
Also, Infuse owners who are hoping that their phone will get the Ice Cream Sandwich update, should give up the hope! I am pretty sure AT&T and Samsung will not roll out any further software updates for the handset, forget OS updates.