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2.3? when and if?
hey yall. ok i havent been around in awhile and i got an ipad so i have been messing with that quite a bit,anyways,any info on 2.3 for the evo? i know the evo has kind of taken a back seat to all the new stuff. but i still love this phone. so...will we be getting it soon? lemme know what yall think.
- 02-27-2011, 01:49 PM #2
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- 02-27-2011, 03:09 PM #4
From what I've read around here on AC and over at XDA is that devices like the EVO, DroidX and so on wont see an official 2.3 update. What we're waiting for is the 2.4 update. Its suppose to be a more friendly update for single core devices. Search the front page of AC, if I remember right that's where I read it first. But like someone mentioned above, there are a few custom ROMs based off of 2.3. And I'm sure more are to come.
- 02-27-2011, 04:40 PM #5
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- 03-02-2011, 01:19 AM #8
Most likely seeing that the new HTC devices are getting 2.4. If HTC and Sprint decide to update the EVO, it will most likely be 2.4. From talking to multiple Sprint sources, the talks went dead when the 2.4 thing came about. Before that numerous sources had said to me Gingerbread for the EVO was being worked on. After the announcement of 2.4, the talks went dead.
- 03-02-2011, 08:38 AM #9
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- 03-03-2011, 04:53 PM #20
Root, then flash this...
[ROM] Warm Z TwoPointTwo - [RLS 1 - 02/23/2011] - Yabba Dabba Doo - xda-developers
...nice! Sense 2.0 has some cool stuff in it, but so does GB. Looks like someone got the ROM image for the HTC Wildfire. This is a ROM with Android 2.3 and Sense 2.1. I am expecting a fresh new EVO ROM to hit any day now...
[DEV] Android 2.3.2 with Sense 2.1 (Huashan & Wildfire S ROMs) - xda-developers
- 03-04-2011, 04:06 AM #21
Things I remember reading about that can actually be used on the Evo:
- Native support for multiple cameras.
Developers like Qik, Fring, etc. no longer need to create phone-specific apps for each one that has a front-facing camera, but can use what's available in Gingerbread to have one app that will work with all phones that have FFC.
- Improved stock keyboard.
I haven't actually tried this, since I'm used to Swype now, but it's supposed to be a lot better than before. The developers community have actually gotten it from ROMs and made it work for Froyo, you can download them from the market and try it out, if you'd like.
- Improved copy-paste functions.
- Updated UI.
For instance, apps in the app drawer have a "cascading" effect, for lack of a better term. Do a Google image search for "gingerbread app drawer" and you'll see what I mean.
New feature that will have no effect on the Evo:
- Near field communication.
- Support for higher resolutions.
- Native support for more sensors.
And here are updates that I found through a search:
- Native support for SIP VoIP.
- Support for WebM/VP8 video and AAC audio.
- New audio effects.
- Enhanced support for native code development.
- Audio, graphical, and input enhancements for game developers.
- Concurrent garbage collection for improved performance.
- Download manager.
- Improved power management.
- Switch from YAFFS to ext4 filesystem.
- Native support for multiple cameras.
- 03-08-2011, 10:23 AM #22
The way I am seeing it is this: The new 2.3.3 version of Gingerbread is what was going to be called 2.4. Rather than jump to 2.4, they just went with 2.3.3. Here's why:
Android 2.2 - API Level 8
Android 2.3 - API Level 9
Android 2.3.3 - API Level 10
Android 3.0 - API Level 11
(Reference: Android SDK | Android Developers)
It wouldn't make sense to add in Android 2.4 after Android 3.0. I'm betting 2.3.3 is the final version of Gingerbread that was going to be called 2.4.
- 03-22-2011, 02:17 PM #23
- 03-22-2011, 03:26 PM #24Banned
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If you don't mind giving up Sense, just root and go with Cyanogen Mod 7. I've been running Gingerbread for a month or so. The latest nightly releases are ready for prime time in my opinion. I haven't been having any issues. Rooting really isn't as scary as it sounds. It was quick and easy, and fun, especially if you are one of those people who love to play with electronic toys. Pretty much like getting a new phone.
- 03-22-2011, 04:33 PM #25