The HTC Status might be a sort-of-weird, kind-of-gimmicky (with its dedicated Facebook button and all) little piece of kit, but it’s got at least one thing going for it: it’s the only phone on AT&T running on the latest (phone-friendly) version of Android: v2.3, or “Gingerbread”. Not for long, though.
AT&T has just confirmed that all of the Android phones they released in 2011 will be getting the Gingerbread upgrade treatment.
The phones AT&T confirmed:
- HTC Inspire 4G
- LG Phoenix
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- Pantech Crossover
- Samsung Captivate
- Samsung Infuse 4G
That sure looks like all of AT&T’s 2011 Android line up so far, to me. Anyone spot anything that’s missing?
For those of you whose pre-2011 AT&T Android phones didn’t make the cut: keep your fingers crossed. AT&T also confirmed that the non-4G version of the Captivate (which was released in mid-2010) will be gettin’ the bumpgrade — so at the very least, there’s hope. If all else fails, root that thing and get some CyanogenMod-goodness all up inside it.
And as for when these updates are coming: ATRIX updates start today, Inspire 4G updates start within two weeks, and, beyond that, your guess is as good as ours. AT&T didn’t give any specific timeframes for the rest — which, to be honest, is probably for the best. Missed launch dates = ragey customers.