Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread

US wireless carrier AT&T has announced that it will offer software updates for its current line of Android smartphones, bringing the latest smartphone software from Google to 6 phones.

First up will be the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and optional laptop docking station. Motorola is starting to send out updates for that phone today, although it will be a few weeks before all users get the new software.

The HTC Inspire 4G will get the update starting in August. Other phones that will get the new software included the Samsung Captivate, Samsung Infuse 4G, LG Phoenix, and Pantech Crossover.

Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread looks a lot like Android 2.2 or even Android 2.1, for that matter. But it offers a few enhancements including a redesigned on-screen keyboard, an improved system for copying and pasting text, better power management, and more streamlined graphics throughout the operating system to give Android a more unified look and feel.

Brad Linder

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