Surprise for AT&T users! If you have got an Android phone and are a subscriber of AT&T, you might get an Android Gingerbread update. AT&T has announced that it would start upgrading subscribers to Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread, in the coming weeks.
The upgrade will start with Motorola Atrix 4G and will subsequently come to 6 other handsets. This upgrade was long awaited as AT&T users were not able to upgrade their Android OS. This announcement will definitely prove a bliss for them.
Though this version of Android is not the latest one, but still it will certainly add some cool features which the previous versions were lacking. This version comes with improved GUI, new applications, cool API and many other features.
Usually, Google launches a number versions of its Android platform in a year. This keeps users happy but sometimes it takes a hell lot of time for users to get those updates on their devices.
The updates get such a long time to roll out because every company uses different hardware. And to make that hardware compatible with the current version of Android OS, some modifications are made in the OS. This whole procedure takes a lot of time. Currently, only Google Nexus gets periodic updates for its OS as it is released by Google itself.