Samsung Galaxy Tab Gets The Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update In India

samsung galaxy tabThe original Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the most popular Android tablet device. Samsung managed to sell more than 2 million units of the Galaxy Tab in just 4 months. It was launched in India last year during November. Samsung Galaxy Tab originally runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Galaxy Tab owners in the US and most of the European countries has already got the Android 2.3 update in May. Last month, Samsung rolled out the Gingerbread update in UK. Now, after waiting for almost 3 months, Samsung has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Galaxy Tab in India.

Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 4000mAH battery.

Samsung has not released the official changelog, but it is expected to come with Skype videos calls, improvements in camera and battery life, etc. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available only via Samsung Kies. You cannot update the device using the OTA (Over-The-Air) feature. You will need to connect the device to the computer and then update it using the Samsung Kies desktop software. If you find something new in this update, please let us know in the comments below.

HTC Sensation Gets The Android 2.3.4 Update At Vodafone UK

HTC Sensation is the company’s most powerful smartphone. This handset was released during the Q3 of 2011 for Vodafone customers in the UK. The HTC Sensation originally runs on the Android 2.3.3 Operating System. HTC has already rolled out the Android 2.3.4 update for the unlocked HTC Sensation, but the owners of the locked HTC Sensation were left behind. Last week, T-Mobile USA rolled out the Android 2.3.4 update for this handset, and now, the Big Red carrier has joined the bandwagon.

Vodafone UK has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 2.3.4 update for the HTC Sensation smartphones. The latest update changes the software version of the device to 1.45.161.1 and it comes with stability and performance updates. It also reduces the heating problem by optimizing processor load. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

HTC Sensation

Changelog:

  • Number of fixes and improvements
  • Reduce heating in some scenarios by optimizing processor load
  • Improve browser performance
  • Stability and performance updates

This update will be available only via OTA (Over-The-Air). It is advised to backup all of your data before updating the device. To check if the new update is available for your HTC Sensation smartphone, go to Settings > About phone > HTC software updates and hit the Check option. If you face any error or find something new in this update, please let us know in the comments below.

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G Gets The Android 2.3.4 Update

Few months ago, T-Mobile launched the HTC Sensation 4G. This handset is the 4G variant of the powerful HTC Sensation smartphone. This device originally runs on the Android 2.3.3 Operating System, but T-Mobile recently rolled out the much-awaited Android 2.3.4 update. The latest update changes the software version of the device to 1.45.531.1 and it comes with software stability, improved battery life, performance improvements and more. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

htc sensation 4g

Changelog:

  • Software stability
  • Improved battery life
  • Improvements to Trace dictionary
  • Improvements to screen responsiveness
  • Improvements to video playbook
  • Improvements regarding device reboots
  • Improvements to icon pixilation
  • Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
  • Improvements to screen/photo resolution

This update will be available only via OTA (Over-The-Air). To update your HTC Sensation 4G smartphone, go to Settings > About phone > HTC software updates and hit the Check option. You might have to wait for a few days, before the update reaches your smartphone. This update will be available to all the Sensation 4G owners before September 18th. If you have any query, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Sprint Resumes The Kyocera Echo Gingerbread Update

Kyocera Echo is an unique smartphone with dual touchscreen display. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS and features a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 32 GB expandable memory and so on. As scheduled, Sprint rolled out the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for the Kyocera Echo smartphones from August 1. Unfortunately, the software update bricked the device instead of updating it.

kyocera echo

Sprint later announced that, the company will resume the rollout of the Android Gingerbread update from August 10. After waiting for nearly a week, Sprint has finally started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, without having any issues faced earlier by the Kyocera Echo owners. Here’s the official statement from Sprint:

Sprint will restart the Gingerbread update to Kyocera Echo users beginning today (August 10). In an effort to provide the best possible customer experience, Kyocera and Sprint have addressed a previous issue with the update raised last week. The Gingerbread update will provide Kyocera Echo users with performance enhancements including faster response, improved power management, enhancements for gaming, and more. Every Echo customer should have the update within the next few weeks.

This update will be available only via Over-The-Air (OTA). Check out the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

  • ECO mode
  • EAS enhancements
  • Swype 3.0
  • Miscellaneous security patches
  • Improved powered management
  • Improved text input
  • Minor performance improvements
  • Manage Applications Control
  • Download Manager

If you still face any issues while updating the device, please let us know in the comments below. To learn more, head over to this page.

Sprint Kyocera Echo To Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update On August 1

Do you still remember the Kyocera Echo smartphone? Yes, we are talking about the same phone, which runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and comes with a dual-touchscreen display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and more. This handset is  available  exclusively for the Sprint customers in the US. According to the latest Sprint playbook, the company will soon roll out the much-awaited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the Kyocera Echo smartphone. The Gingerbread update is expected to come with the Swype 3.0, Improved powered management, etc. Check out the complete changelog below.

kyocera echo

Changelog:

  • ECO mode
  • EAS enhancements
  • Swype 3.0
  • Miscellaneous security patches
  • Improved powered management
  • Improved text input
  • Minor performance improvements
  • Manage Applications Control
  • Download Manager

This update will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will receive a notification, as soon as the update is available for your device. This update will be available to the Kyocera Echo smartphone, starting from August 1. To check the update manually, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for update. If you have already received and installed the update, please let us know in the comments below.

Motorola Xoom Gets The Android 3.1 Update In India

Motorola Xoom is the company’s first tablet device. It was announced at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas and launched in India at the end of Q2 of 2011. This tablet originally runs of the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. But, Motorola recently announced that existing users of Motorola Xoom and Motorola Xoom WiFi in India will receive the Android 3.1 update starting from July 29. This update brings resizable home screen widgets for Gmail, Calendar and Browser, support for PC joysticks and gamepads, new high-performance Wi-Fi lock and more. Check out the complete changelog below.

motorola xoom

Changelog:

  • Improved multi-tasking providing instant visual access to a larger number of applications
  • Resizable home screen widgets for Gmail, Calendar and Browser
  • Both keyboard and mouse support, which allows simultaneous input for devices over Bluetooth (in any combination)
  • Support for most PC joysticks and gamepads that connect over USB or Bluetooth
  • Picture transfer directly from camera, so users can connect their cameras over USB and import their pictures to the Gallery with a single touch
  • New high-performance Wi-Fi lock lets applications maintain high-performance Wi-Fi connections even when the device screen is off
  • Preloaded Adobe Flash Player, as well as File Manager

The Android 3.1 update also activates the SD card slot, so you can insert a 32 GB card and expand the total memory of the Motorola Xoom to 64 GB. This update will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will receive a notification, as soon as the update is available for your device.

To check the update manually, go to Settings > About Tablet > System Updates. The size of the update is just 40 MB. The Android 3.1 update will also be available in other countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Verizon Motorola Droid X2 Gets The Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

Back in May, Motorola announced the successor of the popular Motorola Droid X smartphone, the Motorola Droid X2. This handset runs originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. After waiting for couple of months, Verizon finally released the much-awaited Android 2.3 update for the Droid X2 smartphone. The Gingerbread update comes with tons of bug fixes and performance improvements. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

motorola droid x2

Changelog:

Enhancements:

  • Download Manager App:
  • New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
  • Multi-Touch Key-Chording:
  • New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos,instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
  • Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality:
  • New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
  • New User Interface and Color Scheme: New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.

Security:

  • Added Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.

Updated Calendar Options:

  • Display Calendar and event times in your home time zone when traveling.
  • Dismiss individual reminders, such as dismissing one meeting reminder without dismissing other meeting reminders.
  • Easy conference dialing simply dial and automatically enter a conference
  • code directly from your Calendar.
  • Google Books is now preloaded.
  • Geo-tagging features available for camera applications.

Other improvements:

  • Improvements in screen display reduce screen locking up and turning black.
  • HDMI indicator clears if cable is connected and an application is started.
  • No longer receive duplicate SMS messages.
  • After Mobile Directory Number (MDN) change, device no longer performs data reset.
  • On the home screen, icons and widgets display properly.
  • Fixed interruption when unlocking device.
  • Improved stability reduces device resets.
  • Correct device battery percentage is displayed.
  • VZ Navigator works simultaneously with Wi-Fi.
  • Easily subscribe or cancel a subscription to Visual Voice Mail.
  • Home tray icons can be customized.
  • When device is placed in car dock, device no longer plays loud sound.
  • Enhanced User Interface provides improved screen transitions.
  • Receive MMS sound notifications while on a call.
  • Addition of Vibrate icon.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available only via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page at Verizon.

T-Mobile Rolls Out Software Update For Samsung Sidekick 4G

Earlier this year, T-Mobile announced the Android powered Samsung Sidekick 4G. This handset runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it comes with a 3.5 inch touch screen WVGA display, 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, five-row QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera and more. T-Mobile has recently released a new software update for this device. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that, this is not the Android 2.3 update and it will not change your device OS to Gingerbread. This is just a minor update with performance and UI enhancements. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

T Mobile Sidekick

Changelog:

  • Adds Google Books
  • Removes Data Network Modeoption from Power Key long press menu
  • Adds optical joystick performance enhancements
  • Other performance and UI enhancements and improvements

This software update is numbered T839UVKG2 and it will be available only via. Over-The-Air (OTA). Don’t panic, if you still haven’t received this update, since this software update will be delivered in staggered waves, over the next several days. If you find something new, or if you are facing any issues while updating the device, then please let us know in the comments section below.

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Software Update At Three UK

Samsung Galaxy S II needs no introduction. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. It is also one of the fastest and the thinnest Android smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S II runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Samsung has already managed to sell more than 3 million units of this powerful smartphone in just 55 days. This handset is available in most of the European and Asian markets, but the customers in the US are still left behind.

samsung galaxy s ii update

Three UK is currently rolling out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The company has recently tweeted about this software update, but they have not yet released the official changelog. You cannot update your device using the Samsung Kies desktop software, since it is available only via. Over-The-Air.

There are no major changes in this update. This software update is expected come with minor fixes and improvements. To get this update on your Samsung Galaxy s II smartphone, go to Settings > My Phone > Check for Update. You might have to wait for few days, before the update reaches your handset. If you find something new after the update, please let us know in the comments section below.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Gets The Android 2.3 Update In The UK

samsung galaxy tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab is the company’s first tablet device. It was launched during the Q4 of 2011. Samsung has already managed to sell more than 2 million units of this device in just 4 months. This tablet originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Samsung has already rolled out the Android 2.3 update in most of the countries, but Galaxy Tab users in the UK were left behind. Now, Samsung Galaxy Tab owners in the UK has finally started receiving the much-awaited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update.

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a 7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 4000mAH battery.

Sadly, the Android 2.3 update is not available via. Over-The-Air (OTA). You will need to manually update the device by connecting it to your computer and then using the Samsung Kies desktop software. Samsung has not released an official statement or complete changelog of this update. If you have faced any issues while installing the update, then let us know in the comments below.