HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

Since the search feature is pretty useless, heres a new thread. Anybody got any news on if/when the Inpsire will get a gingerbread 2.3 update?

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Master

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

No rumors yet that I have seen. My guess based on AT&T's pattern so far, eight to nine months after the phone's original release date.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Professor

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

I've seen articles that state HTC is currently working on a 2.3 upgrade, for the Desire HD, that is slated to be release around the end of April. The Inspire upgrade rom could easily be built off of this rom. However, considering AT&T will need to hack, butcher, test, test, and retest it, I wouldn't expect anything for several months out.

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Contributor

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

The attrix is getting it on the June 3rd. Smiley Sad I wish it. And the evo is getting it. I don't get why the htc inspire is getting it before the attrix. The inspire came out before the attrix. 

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Professor

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

 


jjthomas1996 wrote:

The attrix is getting it on the June 3rd. Smiley Sad I wish it. And the evo is getting it. I don't get why the htc inspire is getting it before the attrix. The inspire came out before the attrix. 


 

Atrix is a different manufacturer, there is no reason why the 2 companies would be on a similar timeline.

 

Really, there's nothing too get too excited about with Gingerbread.  Its really just an incremental (not revolutionary) update.  HTC Sense will render the cosmetic (theme) and keyboard improvements.  Most you would probably see is some performance improvement, and that is going to be fairly minor as well.

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Teacher

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This is what Gingerbread should bring unless ATT strips it.

 

Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a new download manager, keyboard with multitouch support and an integrated task manager.

Behind the scenes, the operating system will prove to appeal to the game coders, as Google have spent some time revamping the system. Multimedia support will also help web developers as there is a wider format suppotr with other enhancements. Tag support is added in the shape of ‘Near Field Communication’, another feature which will appeal to developers for easier creation of content.



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Scholar

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

Where did you hear June 3rd?


jjthomas1996 wrote:

The attrix is getting it on the June 3rd. Smiley Sad I wish it. And the evo is getting it. I don't get why the htc inspire is getting it before the attrix. The inspire came out before the attrix. 


 

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Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

just an FYI. If you dont feel like waiting for the "official" update, flash CM7. It is based off official 2.3 AOSP code, its super slick and super fast. As for "video calling" i wouldnt expect to see that even with the 2.3 update. I sincerely believe we have a much better chance of seeing full and true video calling with the release of ice cream sandwhich which is slated for Q4 of this year or Q1 of 2012
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I wish I knew. Lets just say ATT better not drop the ball. It's bad enough they messed with the internet phone packages. This had better be one of the things they get right. Otherwise, I may just call it quits on this company! Especially since all the crap they put me through on this last upgrade on phones. Here that ATT dont mess this up!

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Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

Cullen,

HTC is the company you need to be pushing for a release for the 2.3 update. Not AT&T. they are mainly just involved in the roll out process, not the dev process.

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Professor

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

Actually, both HTC and AT&T are heavily involved in the release of any ROM updates.  AT&T is notorious for holding up the releases on previous phones for many months, for "testing", despite the same release being issued on the same model phones on other carriers.  As already mentioned, the Inspire is essentially the same hardware as the Desire HD.  There is no reason why the GB update would not come out for the Inspire soon after the DHD.  It wouldn't take long for HTC to incorporate any changes requested by AT&T, such as theming and bloatware (heck, a good custom ROM chef can probably do that in a day).  But you can bet it will be released several months after the DHD update.

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Teacher

Re: HTC Inspire Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

What do you expect? It's AT&T, the home of bloatware and backwardness. They always seem to be behind the times.
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