07-14-2010 04:15 PM
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  1. EVO1Android's Avatar
    Are the rumors I hear true? I heard that the EVO will not be getting gingerbread as it does not meet the minimum requirements.
    07-13-2010 06:38 PM
  2. PREvision's Avatar
    Rumors....
    07-13-2010 06:42 PM
  3. deaofly's Avatar
    Well the evo is getting the Froyo update. That's good enough and think about it, with the 2ghz phones coming out at the end of the year, beginning next year, I think there might be a Evo 2 by next year that will support it.
    07-13-2010 06:43 PM
  4. IIJBII's Avatar
    How would anyone honestly know at this point? It is a rumor. Sorry not trying to sound harsh honestly currious how people would know.
    07-13-2010 06:48 PM
  5. mcll's Avatar
    Yes it's true, hate to be the one to break the bad news...
    07-13-2010 06:51 PM
  6. estebancam's Avatar
    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 06:51 PM
  7. Caitlyn McKenzie's Avatar
    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 07:03 PM
  8. Jerzyiroc's Avatar
    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.
    What's wrong with the UI? I love it
    07-13-2010 07:17 PM
  9. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    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 07:17 PM
  10. mycrownvic02#WN's Avatar
    Lets be honest here, the os needs work. Better multi tasking like the pre, and it would be nice if it didnt randomly open up apps. Other than that, its ok.
    07-13-2010 07:30 PM
  11. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Wow. Whomever started that rumor needs to be taken out to the woodshed. I'd close this thread, but I'd rather we bash these FUD-spreaders a little first.
    07-13-2010 07:36 PM
  12. mcduffer's Avatar
    By the time Gingerbread is out, the EVO will be old news and something will be better to take its place......just in time for the 1 yr upgrade.
    07-13-2010 07:41 PM
  13. Robbie317's Avatar
    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 07:43 PM
  14. pwnst_r's Avatar
    Are the rumors I hear true? I heard that the EVO will not be getting gingerbread as it does not meet the minimum requirements.
    *citation needed*
    07-13-2010 08:12 PM
  15. Brainerd's Avatar
    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 08:12 PM
  16. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Lets be honest here, the os needs work. Better multi tasking like the pre, and it would be nice if it didnt randomly open up apps. Other than that, its ok.
    that's if you like how the Palm Pre multitasked. I didn't really care for it all that much. I like the widgets instead of cards. I also like not having to worry about closing applications all the time. Maybe I'm lazy that way, but I would rather that my device manage the memory for me. I like the way android does things. That's why I bought an android device.
    07-13-2010 08:19 PM
  17. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    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 08:29 PM
  18. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    that's if you like how the Palm Pre multitasked. I didn't really care for it all that much. I like the widgets instead of cards. I also like not having to worry about closing applications all the time. Maybe I'm lazy that way, but I would rather that my device manage the memory for me. I like the way android does things. That's why I bought an android device.
    +1 I played with the Pre and liked web os, but loving android even more.
    To be fair, I never owned a webos device, just used them in the stores.
    07-13-2010 08:41 PM
  19. deparson's Avatar
    Current OS is amazing. To be honest, by the time 3.0 is released and starts to roll out it will be time for a new phone anyway.

    Unless you plan on keeping the the Evo for 2 years why worry? Does anyone keep a phone for 2 years?
    07-13-2010 09:09 PM
  20. dekcufi's Avatar
    the evo was obsolete the day you purchased it.... froyo isnt even here and your complaining about gingerbread wtf????
    07-13-2010 09:23 PM
  21. chaosrecords's Avatar
    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 01:04 AM
  22. atomicdog21's Avatar
    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 08:14 AM
  23. joek1971's Avatar
    I think they are only rumors, when a full spec and google with HTC come out and says that EVO is no good then i will believe until then it is only rumors.

    By the specs that Google came out with EVO is up to par with the new OS.
    07-14-2010 08:19 AM
  24. joek1971's Avatar
    UPDATE:


    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.
    07-14-2010 08:22 AM
  25. EVO1Android's Avatar
    the evo was obsolete the day you purchased it.... froyo isnt even here and your complaining about gingerbread wtf????
    For the record I was NOT complaining at all. I was just wondering if any others have heard this or it is just strictly a rumor.
    07-14-2010 03:07 PM
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