Tag Archive: Gingerbread

WhatsApp will continue to work on Android Gingerbread until 2020

Support will officially end on February 1 of that year.

In addition to being one of the most widely-used messaging apps around, WhatsApp gets another thing really right that its competitors often drop the ball with — supporting old versions of the operating systems it’s available on.

On June 13, 2018, WhatsApp revealed that it’ll continue to support Android 2.3.7 and older versions of Gingerbread until February 1, 2020. Seeing as how the first version of Gingerbread  [Read More…]

Gingerbread is officially dead as it loses Google Play Services support

It’s time to throw out the Gingerbread, it’s finally gone stale.

Android Gingerbread and Android Honeycomb are over six years old — in fact, Android Honeycomb turns 7 next week — and they are finally losing support from the Google Play Services framework. Google Developers announced back in November that 10.0 would be the last SDK version to support to support them, and with this week’s Google Play Services 10.2, they have officially been left behind.

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October Android version numbers: KitKat over the 30 percent mark, Gingerbread now under 10

Google has just released its monthly report on the distribution of Android versions across active devices, indicating that KitKat has surpassed the 30 percent mark a year after its launch. That’s up from 24.5 percent last month, which is notable as we’re at the point where Lollipop devices are hitting the wild.

As for previous versions, Jelly Bean 4.1 to 4.3 totals up to a whopping 50.9 percent, but is down from 53.8 percent a month  [Read More…]

Apps crashed most on Gingerbread, but Android is consistently more stable than iOS according to report

Samsung Galaxy S4 was most stable device, while the iPad 2 was the least stable

It’s probably no surprise, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread was the least stable version of Android when it comes to causing app crashes. That’s all improved since, however — according to a report from Crittercism, which monitors app usage on over a billion Android and iOS devices, the stability of Android apps surpasses that of iOS across the board in all software  [Read More…]

Android 4.x on nearly 80% of active devices, Gingerbread finally under 20%

Android Platform Versions

KitKat jumps to 2.5 percent of active devices, up solidly from February

Google has just released its monthly report on the number of active devices using each Android platform version, and march 2014 looks very similar to last month. On the legacy end, Android 2.2 Froyo has dipped to just 1.2 percent of active devices, while 2.3 Gingerbread has finally dipped under the 20 percent mark. Honeycomb somehow holds on to  [Read More…]

Samsung Infuse 4G finally gets its official Gingerbread update

Samsung Infuse 4G

The Samsung Infuse 4G is finally — finally!!! — getting its update to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. (A point release higher than a recent leak.) Here’s the full changelog:

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:  [Read More…]

European LG Optimus Black Gingerbread update rolling out now

Android Central

It’s been a long time coming, but European owners of the LG Optimus Black should finally be starting to see some Gingerbread. Optimus Blackl owners in India also should be seeing this update.

We first heard about the updates for the Optimus range way back in October, and now it’s the turn of the Black to be pushed up to Gingerbread. The 2.3.4 update is rolling out as version V20N.

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The Sun newspaper hits Android, as long as you’re on Gingerbread

Android Central

British tabloid newspaper The Sun has decided to head down the digital route, with the arrival of its very own subscription-based Android application.

The premise is quite promising if you’re a regular Sun reader. All the “news”, less of the paper. The first month’s subscription will set you back just £0.69, which is low enough to tempt those more sceptical readers to give it a whirl. After this, though, the  [Read More…]

HTC releases source code for Desire S Gingerbread update, and Sensation XL world versions


HTC has released the kernel source and other GPL bits for the Desire S Gingerbread update, and for the various Sensation XL versions across the globe.  As usual, average and well-adjusted people have no need for this, but for the true Android Geek and kernel developer, it’s time to party.  They can use these sources to further customize ROMs and streamline the kernel for better  [Read More…]

T-Mobile G2X Gingerbread update available again – maybe the third time’s the charm


T-Mobile and LG have announced that the Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2X is once again rolling out, after a couple of failed attempts.  At first you had to use the LG desktop software to install it, then we saw a limited OTA which was halted, and now we see another OTA.  Hopefully, all the issues are ironed out and all of us who bought one of these can enjoy a more current  [Read More…]