HTC and Samsung Talk About Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Updates for Their Devices

According to, an HTC spokesperson has come out and said that HTC plans to update “some of it’s handsets” to Android 2.3. They did, of course, fail to mention which phones so that doesn’t really give much hope to anyone. But at least that response was better than Samsung’s, take a look at their official response below:

“In case a new version of Android operating system is publicly announced and released, Samsung will review the possibility of implementation of such new version to the existing Samsung products with Android operating system (“Update”). Such a review will be based on various factors including, without limitation, the overall effect of such Update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and the software licensors. If Samsung decides to make the Update available to the users after such consideration, Samsung will use its efforts to develop such Update, which may be released to the users upon successful completion of such development.”

Very diplomatic of Samsung to not confirm or deny anything in a paragraph of words, no?

Too be honest, I (and I’m sure most of our How To readers) don’t care about OTAs for the most part. I have never once sat and waited for one (thanks in large part to the tireless developers over at XDA and other sites). If you want the update ASAP, root your phone, flash a custom recovery image, and just wait for a developer to make the update. Guarantee that will be a much shorter wait than the manufacturer’s OTA…

Head over to our How To’s to get ready for Android 2.3 custom ROMs…


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