Gingerbread coming to AT&T's 2011 Android phones

AT&T is rolling out Gingerbread to 2011 Froyo-running smartphones, beginning with the Motorola Atrix 4G today.

AT&T is rolling out Android Gingerbread to all its Froyo-running (2.2) smartphones introduced this year, beginning with the Motorola Atrix 4G today. Updates will be delivered over-the-air (OTA) where possible, but may require a Wi-Fi connection or download to PC due to file large file sizes.

Handsets that will be updated to Gingerbread are as follows:

  • HTC Inspire 4G: Coming in August, via Wi-Fi only
  • LG Phoenix
  • Motorola ATRIX 4G: Starting July 25; Update will update allow the users to download applications from third-party stores.
  • Pantech Crossover
  • Samsung Captivate 4G
  • Samsung Infuse 4G

According to the press release, Gingerbread offers:

  • User interface refinements
  • Refined copy/paste functionality and speed enhancements
  • Improved power management that offers a more active role in managing applications
  • Improved on-screen keyboard with multi-touch support that makes typing faster and more accurate

I can't wait to see how my Infuse will improve with Gingerbread, whenever that update is available.

[Source: PRNewswire]