AT&T: All 2011 Androids Will Get Gingerbread, Confirms LG Thrill 4G Will Be $100 at Launch


A bit more news from AT&T today. First up, if you’ve bought an Android phone from them this year expect to get a Gingerbread upgrade if you haven’t already. Phones like the Inspire 4G and Infuse 4G have yet to get 2.3, though AT&T says those users will see it in a matter of weeks. The ATRIX has gotten its upgrade already, in case you were wondering. It’s great to see AT&T committing so much time and energy to Android when they were once believed to be partial to Apple when Android was just getting out of the starting gate. (Note: AT&T has also mentioned the Samsung Captivate will be getting a Gingerbread update.)

In related AT&T news, they have confirmed that their first 3D phone will be $100 when it launches. We haven’t gotten an exact release date yet as they’re still sticking to the “in the coming weeks” mantra, but the latest rumors peg August 7th as its landing date. [MobileBurn, Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Translation: “Our current Android phones will not receive more than Gingerbread.” I think after Gingerbread comes the worst case of fragmentation? Galaxy S(one) in the states running ICS? Forget it.

    1. Another Translation: “Planning” = #Whenwegettoit

      1. insert where?

    2. Mine will, lol.

      Samsung already said they would continue updating the galaxy s i9000 until hardware limited them from doing so.

      If you’re willing to root, you can run i9000 roms on you captivate. I wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung continued updating the US galaxy s line officially as well (even if ATT/VZW/Sprint don’t require it).

  2. Does this meanthe G2 will finally get Gingerbread if and when AT&T merges with T Mobile?

    1. nope

  3. Most manufacturers and carriers agreed to support devices for 18 months. We’ll see how many this holds true for!

  4. On their Press release, it shows that there is a Captivate getting it. But a detail I noticed on the press release was that there was a “Samsung Captivate 4G” are they saying that the current device is locked down from 4G and might be unlocked, or is this an underlying announcement of a new Samsung device coming to AT&T?

    *Pardon the egg logo, we will have our logo up soon. :-)

    1. 4G is tied to hardware capabilities Captivate only supports up to 7.2 if they are saying 4G they have to have hardware capable of at least 14.4 which would only be achievable through a new device

  5. why doesn’t verizon ever get a good lg device

    1. LG makes good devices??

  6. I have an Inspire 4G and I have been patiently waiting for three months. I don’t think I will wait this long again. If AT&T can’t keep up, I’m looking for another carrier who will.

  7. Yea! My wife has Inspire. My daughter and I have Captivate. I am eligible to upgrade Aug 2. Now, not sure whether I should or to what.

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