Android 2.3 code released, Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S

19 December, 2010 | Comments (66) | Post your comment

The Android 2.3 a.k.a. Gingerbread source code has just been made available for everyone interested. Meanwhile the Google Nexus S Gingerbread has been ported to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S.

Android 2.3 arrived a couple of weeks ago and as of 16 December the first Gingerbread-serving device, the Samsung-made Google Nexus S, is on the US market.

And as the tradition goes, right after that Google made the Android 2.3 source code publicly available, allowing device manufacturers to start the work on installing the Gingerbread on new and existing mobile phones and tablets.

All the enthusiasts keen on making and modifying ROMs are now invited to taste Gingerbread too. So, the first custom Android 2.3 ROMs should show up pretty soon.

Oh, and there is more exciting news about the Android 2.3 a.k.a. Gingerbread: it has just made it to the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S. Of course, itís too soon to think of an official Gingerbread update, this is just an early unofficial port of the Nexus S software. Here is how is works on the Galaxy S:

The Samsung Galaxy S seems to enjoy having the Android 2.3 on board. It is snappy, transitions and animations are fluid. Well, at this early stage lots of things donít work (for instance, currently there is no network) but fixes are on the way.

And here is another, slightly shorter video demonstrating the Gingerbread-running Galaxy S.

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Android 2.3 code released, Gingerbread ported to Galaxy S - reader comments

  • BigSean

I have long been a nokia fan for obvious reasons they are the best. But having tried the Iphone and then moving to try the android handset there is no going back. Iphone was a little lame and more for the kiddy market, the galaxy S and the android sy...

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  • 2011-02-05 07:49
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  • yotavzki

i hav the latest of iphone,android and symbian...oh, windows will be my next..each of them has the downgrade side,very noticeable in symbian..after 2011,we will see which os get the raaaannkkk...!!!cant wait for that...!!!

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  • 2011-01-19 08:16
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  • parj

i've been using Nokia for the last 14yrs and since N97 came out, it showed the true weakness of symbian. Its a horrible OS, slow, unresponsive and very little software developed for it compared to android. Android is not perfect, but is signifi...

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  • 2011-01-07 18:58
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