AT&T Confirms Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update For 2011 Lineup

AT&T had some good news today for its Android phone customers who have been eagerly awaiting a platform update. The carrier confirmed that all of its 2011 Android handsets will soon be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which has so far only been available on the recently launched HTC Status. The updates, however, will not be rolled out altogether, with one kicking off today and others within the coming weeks.

The first one to get the over-the-air roll-out of 2.3 Gingerbread is the Motorola Atrix 4G. It was noted that this update for the Atrix will allow users to download apps from third-party stores. Another device highlighted was the HTC Inspire, which should get the update sometime in August. Other Android handsets in the 2011 AT&T lineup include the LG Phoenix, Pantech Crossover, and the giant Samsung Infuse 4G. The pre-2011 Samsung Captivate is also included.

However, to access the updates, users must be connected via Wi-Fi. If this proves difficult at home for whatever reason, you can use one of 26,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots that AT&T offers nationwide. The update will bring improvements to the interface, refined copy-and-paste functionality and other performance enhancements such as more efficient power management and better onscreen keyboard with multi-touch support.

[via Android Community]