HTC Devices to Get A Bite of Gingerbread Soon?

| December 8, 2010 | 1 Reply

The internet is buzzing about Android 2.3 coming to HTC phones, and I’m sure you’re excited. A few photos have surfaced of a HTC Evo 4G running Gingerbread. Mind you, this is just a port of the software. It was made by third-party developers, who are busy working on their own ROMs. If you’re feeling bold, there are several places to get this build, but I don’t recommend it, unless you’re willing to take on the risks. This isn’t by any means an official HTC update, after all. HTC did confirm that they will definitely have some phones running Android 2.3, but offered no specifics regarding which phones or when we might see it on our devices. That being said, nothing is being ruled out. If you should see any updates, let us know. And, if you’ve tried the ported OS, let us know how that works out for you.

The web is going crazy with HTC Android 2.3 stories this morning, thanks to the appearance of a few (blurry) pictures of an US HTC Evo 4G running Gingerbread.

However, this is just a port of the software (and an unstable one at that) created by third-party developers, who are hard at work cooking their own ROM for public consumption. It is not anything to do with HTC, or any official announcement.

How do we know at Pocket-lint? We asked HTC directly:

“We are excited about the OS update coming for Android”, a spokesperson for the manufacturer exclusively told us. “And while HTC will definitely have some phones running this OS, we do not have a specific timeframe for new phones or updates at this time. Please stay tuned for more details”.

So, should you see cunning pictures of a HTC handset running a version of Android 2.3, it will no doubt be powered by a hacked port of the OS, rather than an official one.

There. We’re glad that’s cleared up.

By the way, for those foolhardy enough to attempt to install the buggy OS build (and you’ll need a HTC Evo 4G that runs on Sprint), you can get the software from a number of sources. But it’s extremely inadvisable at present, unless you really know what you’re doing. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Source: Pocket-lint

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  • Close Combat says:

    I want Gingerbread in my Nexus One ~