1. BGood20's Avatar
    I've heard the Evo Shift won't get Gingerbread, that it can't run it. Is that true? If so, is it not worth getting without the 2.3 OS?

    Sorry if already asked elsewhere on the forum.

    Thanks.
    01-15-2011 05:19 PM
  2. The Hustleman's Avatar
    That's bull.

    Re shift can run it if the regular evo can.



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    01-15-2011 05:20 PM
  3. RUSH's Avatar
    I've never heard of that. If that was true then there would be a lot of returns.
    01-15-2011 05:24 PM
  4. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    I've heard the Evo Shift won't get Gingerbread, that it can't run it. Is that true? If so, is it not worth getting without the 2.3 OS?

    Sorry if already asked elsewhere on the forum.

    Thanks.
    Yeah. Whomever told you that was wrong. Or lying. Or both.
    01-15-2011 06:27 PM
  5. terpitude71's Avatar
    i cant imagine any high end android device releasing this year not getting gingerbread at some point
    01-16-2011 12:06 AM
  6. SdotJ's Avatar
    i cant imagine any high end android device releasing this year not getting gingerbread at some point
    I agree there's no way the shift dose not get gingerbread.
    01-16-2011 10:29 AM
  7. rem_kujawa's Avatar
    there would be a lot of angry shift owners.
    01-17-2011 10:25 AM
  8. eric.atx's Avatar
    i cant imagine any high end android device releasing this year not getting gingerbread at some point
    I agreed with this. I'd be shocked if it didn't.


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    01-17-2011 04:19 PM
  9. Smokexz's Avatar
    I am still surprised no one is complaining about updates for all devices, there has not been a single word of confirmation if HTC is even working on Gingerbread for Evo, unless I am wrong... Only other device I know of that has already gotten word of Gingerbread is the Nexus One(no brainer).
    01-17-2011 05:21 PM
  10. donatom3's Avatar
    i cant imagine any high end android device releasing this year not getting gingerbread at some point
    Unless its made and sold under the Samsung name.
    01-17-2011 06:30 PM
  11. Steb0ne's Avatar
    That wouldn't make sense... considering the G2 is the same hardware. I have CM7 running in my Evo and its smooth, I'd think the only hold up would be Sense UI.
    01-17-2011 06:34 PM
  12. rht_rv's Avatar
    if it does not get gingerbread, it is because sprint/HTC doesnt want it on there. heck, even the cliq has an AOSP build of gingerbread on it
    01-17-2011 07:03 PM
  13. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Thanks to a much appreciated development community many phones are already using Gingerbread ROMs (cm7). Even the HeroC has a build, thats worthy of day to day use.

    It was already mentioned that theren are no minimum specifications to run Gingerbread. It's up to the carrier and manufacture to decide which phones will be supported.
    01-17-2011 07:11 PM
  14. WrlsFanatic's Avatar
    I used to work at Sprint and I have several friends that work there still. The Shift IS getting Gingerbread. OP, I don't know where you got your information, but it's bunk. I'm running 2.3 now on my EVO and it's MUCH smoother than 2.2. This minimum hardware requirement stuff is b.s. If anything, the minimum requirement should be LESS than 2.2.
    01-17-2011 09:35 PM
  15. caleb02's Avatar
    That's bull.

    Re shift can run it if the regular evo can.



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    first off the evo shift is not based on the same hardware as the mighty evo 4g. It has a slower 800mhz cpu. And its not even under the same family of hardware according to htc, its based off some other htc product. The EVO 4g is such a better product. just look at the specs of the evo 4g. Sprint just attached the evo name to the shift for marketing reasons hoping that the evo name will rub off on it. This is the same reason ford did the explorer sport trac that and the fact with the explorer name on the sport track ford could charge 30% more for it. So Sprint can charge more for a lesser phone. I am upset with sprint for this. I think the EVO line should be only premium phones starting at 1ghz cpu, 1.2 front cam and 8 mb rear cam.
    01-18-2011 04:21 AM
  16. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    first off the evo shift is not based on the same hardware as the mighty evo 4g. It has a slower 800mhz cpu. And its not even under the same family of hardware according to htc, its based off some other htc product. The EVO 4g is such a better product. just look at the specs of the evo 4g. Sprint just attached the evo name to the shift for marketing reasons hoping that the evo name will rub off on it. This is the same reason ford did the explorer sport trac that and the fact with the explorer name on the sport track ford could charge 30% more for it. So Sprint can charge more for a lesser phone. I am upset with sprint for this. I think the EVO line should be only premium phones starting at 1ghz cpu, 1.2 front cam and 8 mb rear cam.
    You do realize the Shift has a much better, faster, and more efficient CPU than the Evo right?

    If the Evo can run something, the Shift will run it much better.


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    01-18-2011 05:34 AM
  17. freaknastyb's Avatar
    Epic 4G lol.. kidding. just annoyed we're still waiting for the 2.2 ( and wife dont want me to root it just yet) and whats funny is my sister has the intercept and she is now sporting 2.2 over the Epic.. smh.. how
    01-18-2011 07:53 AM
  18. gregisonfire's Avatar
    Is there any update on when 2.3 is coming for Shift? I remember hearing somewhere that it was coming "this summer", any ideas of when?
    05-15-2011 03:41 PM
  19. gokublast123's Avatar
    Is there any update on when 2.3 is coming for Shift? I remember hearing somewhere that it was coming "this summer", any ideas of when?
    I've also heard its coming out in summer. I head Gingerbread for it is available but Sprint is holding on releasing it for some reason...
    05-15-2011 07:52 PM
  20. luvsmobile's Avatar
    2.3 with which version of sense?? They can barely get 2.3 on the standard EVO without stripping it down. I've heard nothing on this.. makes you wonder!!
    Hears a dumb question.. does the G2 have (or getting) 2.3. Aren't they similar
    05-30-2011 09:46 PM
  21. chronic25's Avatar
    It's available for download today. I have an unrooted phone and it installed with no issues. It even allows for the updated 4th level of Angry Birds Rio!
    06-16-2011 01:35 PM
  22. MaryT's Avatar
    Just downloaded 2.3 and now Twitter will not load...just crashes. Can't even see the error msg. that pops up because it closes so fast. Everything else seems to be working but Twitter. Coincidence? I think not...
    06-21-2011 11:28 AM
  23. economist25's Avatar
    I wish the shift hadn't got GB....2.3
    07-25-2011 02:04 PM
  24. Formula84's Avatar
    Wow, trying to get my GF the shift maybe i'll hold off until they get the GB update fixed.
    07-26-2011 03:17 PM
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