Mr Ernie, 22 Nov 2016Thats not good. What about the very poor people?They would have more important things to worry about.
De, 22 Nov 2016I'm using a Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V with android 2.3, its perfectly usable...I couldn't agree more De. I am still rocking Android gingerbread 2.3 version on my Samsung Galaxy W. No problems here for me. Its perfectly usable and it works fine for what I want it for!
I loved it when Gingerbread come out all that lovely eerie luminous green colour and Samsung Google Nexus S launched one of the most stealth phones built.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2016The Samsung galaxy s2 was a revolution for Samsung that have made Samsung the monster it is today. Ok sure
Still running 4.2 on my phone, not yet a worry in therms of software support, and having 5.0 on my tablet, no need at all to update. Nothing worth it for me, just the opposite: the removal of mass storage mode, and all the file system hassle the newer versions have. Damn the media transfer protocol is annoying, it's horrible to move files, create or rename folder, or even freaking copying your files without stupid prompts of whether the file will be compatible with your device or not.
Necromancer, 22 Nov 2016If you have Galaxy S2 you could have updated to Jelly Bean if you had wanted. You didn't updat... moreDon't speak if you don't know...jb is very laggy in this phone it doesn't fit
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2016An Android 2.3 phone isn't even usable nowadaysI'm using a Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V with android 2.3, its perfectly usable...
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2016If i had to choose one older Samsung Android it would be a Note 2. Waaaaaaay better than the S... moreThe Samsung galaxy s2 was a revolution for Samsung that have made Samsung the monster it is today.
king901, 22 Nov 2016actually its good news for those phones ,since play services is the reason those phones are un... moreYes. I had to borrow a phone that literally went into low storage just from signing in
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2016The best Samsung phone ever If i had to choose one older Samsung Android it would be a Note 2. Waaaaaaay better than the S1, S2, and even the same gen S3, as well as i would take it over an S4 and probably a Note 3.
And with Rom support it gets even better
Still longer compared to iOS. Gingerbread got nearly six years. With iOS, you will be lucky after three years.Then you are almost forced to update to newer software as apps need a minimum requirement for it torun. Android also has the benefit of sideloading apps without a need to jailbreak.
True, many Android devices never get updated beyond 1-2 years unlike iPhones but it isn't necessarily a bad thing when you consider software updates can ruin a phone. Apple practically forces you after three years. At least on Mac OSX, you can turn off the alerts and use decade old software.
With 1000 battery charge cycles compared to 500 on most smartphones and less hassle at updating software, this is why laptops are still superior to keep. At least half a decade minimum while phones get disposed after 2-3 years because of newer software that broke the phone and faster degraded battery.
With every phone I ever owned, you notice the battery degraded after 18 months no matter if you charged it many times or barely used it. Sometimes it is from the degraded battery and sometimes from the newer software update. Smartphones are gimmicky disposable gadgets.
Anybody who is on this site checking for the latest phone is caught in the illusion of consumerism and are puppets to corporation pockets just like people not realizing the Rothschild family secretly rule the entire world. As Negan said from The Walking Dead Season 6 finale. "Sucks, don't it? The moment you realize you don't know $**t."
Carmanen, 22 Nov 2016My first Android phone also had Gingerbread right out of the box and later was updated to ICS ... moreMy first Android phone Was a Xperia U running gb, upgraded to its, long dead now
Alex Mohi, 22 Nov 2016Nooo i'm still using gingerbread on my Sony Ericsson Walkman liveNow is too late. Buy other one.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2016An Android 2.3 phone isn't even usable nowadaysactually its good news for those phones ,since play services is the reason those phones are unusable , i had to use 2.3 android phone for like 1 month , i had only facebook lite and messenger on that phone because play services was using 100 mb of 125mb that is the phone storage and it was lagging like hell so i had to uninstall play services for the phone to work , but its being google they kept pushing auto installation of play services and i had to uninstall that damn play services at least 2 times daily , even i had auto update apps off .
I still have my Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 With Android 2.3.6 and the phones memory is full just because the play services and play store auto update once in a while and the phone does not have enough space,even thought i have a few apps installed they are in the microsd card!(Also the all of the system apps are updated to the latest version and i don't won't to uninstall them because i don't want to loose the data i have on them)!
Anyway the big problem on my phone is that when the phones storage goes almost full and shows a notification to clean up space,my phone can't accept sms,whenever i receive sms i get a notification that says "Memory is full,please delete..." and even if i delete all of my old sms this problem still continues!
Ahhh what should i do????
Carmanen, 22 Nov 2016My first Android phone also had Gingerbread right out of the box and later was updated to ICS ... moreI don't know why this site cut off my message?!? Anyway, i loved that tiny powerhouse back then and it doesn't surprise me that Gingerbread will not be supported by Play services anymore, most of apps and games today requires at least ICS or JB.