Google has rolled out Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates to all AT&T smartphones released this year, as the mobile platform leader focuses on ending fragmentation due to multiple versions of the Android OS.
At last, the HTC Inspire 4G, LG Phoenix, Motorola Atrix 4G, Pantech Crossover, Samsung Infuse 4G and Samsung Captivate users will now receive the highly-awaited official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update on their AT&T-subscribed smartphones.
Previously, the entry-level HTC Status had the sole distinction of offering Android 2.3 Gingerbread on AT&T’s long list of devices, an update that major rivals Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon already offered on high-end devices.
Google’s Android OS currently faces fragmentation issues mainly because of its multiple versions installed on a multitude of devices from phone manufacturers.
The problem raised questions and complaints from customers on not receiving the latest updates, and software developers and programmers experienced difficulty with compatibility on older and newer versions.
Google caved in eventually and is now on the works to fix Android’s fragmentation while assuring customers that Android updates will arrive on all supported devices 18 months after its release.