- 07-13-2010, 06:42 PM #2
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The specs released for support of Gingerbread are not minimum requirements, they are suggested requirements. Evo meets those requirements with it's 1Ghz processor and other stuff.
The only thing I am really excited for gingerbread is the UI change. Android REALLY REALLY needs it.
- 07-13-2010, 07:03 PM #7
Gingerbread is still way in development. HTC hasn't, and will not announce anything until shortly before its release. Any rumors you've heard are just that, rumors, and not facts. Also, given how Google has talked about Gingerbread, we may not see it arrive for a while, since they want to increase the length of time between releases.
- 07-13-2010, 07:17 PM #8
- 07-13-2010, 07:17 PM #9
As an EVO user, I am really not concerned with it getting the Gingerbread update. I think that Froyo Qik be good enough for me and to be honest, I really don't need that. I have had my EVO for three weeks and have not found a glitch in the OS. It is extremely snappy and I really enjoy it. I have never had a smartphone that has performed this well. So, Froyo update is more than enough for me.
- 07-13-2010, 07:30 PM #10
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- 07-13-2010, 07:41 PM #12
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GINGERBREAD???? $HIT we are still probably 3 - 6 months away from Froyo and your talking about Gingerbread? By the time Gingerbread is out the people complaining will be looking at replacing their EVO.... WOW...
Lets get Froyo running first and then we can talk about the next step.... Heck even the Nexus One is probably 4 - 6 months away from getting Gingerbread.....
- 07-13-2010, 08:12 PM #14
- 07-13-2010, 08:12 PM #15
If Gingerbread does make the UI very attractive, then we may want phones without HTC's Sense. Sense does make the UI in 2.1 and 2.2 nicer (to most), but having a manufacturer's interface woven into Android greatly hinders the speedy implementation of firmware updates. My primary hope would be that Gingerbread would make the deeply integrated manufacturer's interfaces, like Sense, a thing of the past.
Perhaps this is a pipe dream as manufacturers want to have something that makes their phone more desirable. They may feel that form factors and equipment features may not be enough for them to make a distinction between their products and their competitor's products.
- 07-13-2010, 08:19 PM #16
- 07-13-2010, 08:29 PM #17
If the UI gets better that would just mean that HTC wouldn't have to be so deeply entrenched in the OS to make it like it is. I like Sense (a lot) but if Google integrated some of that itself then updates would theoretically be faster.
- 07-13-2010, 08:41 PM #18
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- 07-14-2010, 01:04 AM #21
Im waiting for them to complain that Potbrownies wont be available ( the 2015 version 5.0 Android) for the Evo.
Seriously.. by the time Gingerbread is made public or mainstream the Evo would look like an HTC Hero or Droid Eris to us now.
And remember 8 months ago when they came out they were " top of the world"
- 07-14-2010, 08:14 AM #22
Well the Hero and Eris launched the same time as the Droid, so they were probably never top of the world, although they were (and today still are) very very good phones. I'd take issue with the post that the EVO was obsolete the day you bought it, unless that's a reference to the issue all phones face in today's hyper-rapidly evolving environment.
Frankly, as good as Froyo's JIT is supposed to be, I'm more concerned about the WiMax I don't yet have being obsolete before the EVO lol.
- 07-14-2010, 08:19 AM #23
- 07-14-2010, 08:22 AM #24
Google Nexus One few other handsets will still work with new OS, but entry level Android phone will have to continue using versions up to Froyo. The Android 3.0 Gingerbread will support high resolution screens and processing units that could be used in tablets.
Android 3.0 Gingerbread features:
Minimum 1GHZ processor and 512MB RAM.
Supports screens of large size, pixel depth and HD resolution.
Fixed user interface: Just like in Windows phone 7, Android 3.0 will not allow custom UI like HTC Sense, Motorola , Sony Ericsson TimeScape, etc.
Android 3.0 Gingerbread supported devices.
Google Nexus One, HTC Desire, HTC EVO 4G, Motorola Droid, Droid X, Samsung Galaxy S and few other devices currently supports the above written hardware specifications. We can also expect community hacks to port the OS on unsupported devices.
Note: These are unofficial features. We will soon update this page more details.