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HTC Sensation 4G On T-Mobile Receiving The Android 2.3.4 OTA (1.45.531.1) Starting Now

Following the European Sensation and this morning's EVO 3D's updates to Android 2.3.4, which, among other things, brought bootloader unlocking capabilities to both devices, T-Mobile just announced that the Sensation 4G is now receiving the 2.3.4 update as well. The update (software version 1.45.531.1) brings the following changes to the device:

The update to Android 2.3.4 / software version 1.45.531.1 has the following features and improvements.

New Features

    • Software stability
    • Improved battery life


      • Improvements to Trace dictionary
      • Improvements to screen responsiveness
      • Improvements to video playback
      • Improvements  regarding device reboot / power off
      • Improvements to icon  pixilation
      • Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
      • Improvements to screen/photo resolution

      I'm willing to bet that the update also brings bootloader unlocking, just as soon as HTC opens up the flood gates over at's bootloader unlock page.

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      [Update: EVO 3D Too] Tip: Android 2.3.4 Update For HTC Sensations In Europe Enables Screenshot Shortcut

      Earlier this week, the OTA update to Android 2.3.4 finally began rolling out to HTC Sensations around Europe. Our unit received the update yesterday, and quite by accident we discovered that - besides being able to make voice/video calls in GTalk - we also had a new ability to take screenshots untethered from a computer.

      Those of you familiar with the standard method of taking screenshots through the Android SDK know how convoluted the process can be: hunting for drivers, enabling debugging, living down those notification-bar icons ...

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      DROID Incredible Gingerbread Update Needs More Testing, Delayed Until Further Notice

      The DROID Incredible has remained without Gingerbread while its successor, the Incredible 2, has had it for well over a month. A Verizon support rep is now claiming that the Incredible's long awaited Ginger-bump has been put on hold pending final approval from Verizon's product team - which basically translates to: we're not happy with it yet.


      It could be a single bug, or wider user experience problems. This means the delay may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks - or more.

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      HTC Droid Incredible Getting Gingerbread After All, And It's Coming Soon

      Last week, an HTC support representative told a customer that the Droid Incredible would not be updated to Gingerbread. Of course, we questioned this claim's validity, as we were absolutely certain that there was a test build on Verizon's servers at the time the statement was issued.

      Turns out we were right, as the official update page is now live on Big Red's website. This is pretty good news for Incredible owners -- but the better news is that it's probably coming sooner than you think; possibly as early as this week.

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      HTC Rep: We Are Only Bringing Gingerbread To Certain Phones - And The Droid Incredible Isn't One Of Them

      Droid Incredible owners, brace yourselves for some potentially bad news -- ready? After months of waiting, it looks like HTC may have scrapped its plans to bring Gingerbread to the Droid Incredible, according to a support rep. 

      Dear XXXXXXXXXX,

      Thank you for taking the time to contact HTC in regards to Operating System upgrades to your Droid Incredible, XXXX.

      Our goal is to give every customer the best possible experience on every phone.

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      Gingerbread OTA Rolling Out For The HTC Inspire 4G

      Earlier today, HTC and AT&T began pushing out the official Gingerbread OTA to Inspire 4G handsets across the nation. This update brings all of the added features of Gingerbread, along with some enhancements to Sense, and bug fixes:

      • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
      • New HTC Sense™ features
        • Updated Application Tray features
        • Updated FriendStream™ features
        • Added Quick Settings in the Notifications window
      • Improved Power Management function
      • Improved media experience
      • Various minor bug fixes

      To manually check for the update, head into the Settings menu > AT&T Software Update > HTC Wi-Fi Software Update > Check now.

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      Waiting On An Official OTA Gingerbread Update For The HTC Desire? Don't - It's Not Coming

      The official Gingerbread build for the HTC Desire was released a few days ago, but it was pushed out as an RUU, not in typical OTA (over-the-air) fashion like we've all become accustomed to. I think there has been some confusion about HTC's plans for the Desire, as we've received several emails asking when an OTA may become available.

      I pinged HTC on Twitter to get an answer to that question and, to put it simply, there isn't going to be one.

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      HTC: The Thunderbolt Will Receive The Gingerbread Update In Q3 2011

      So, how's that for exciting news, TBolt owners? Since HTC clearly missed the Q2 update window that was originally announced, they moved it to the next logical choice... Q3. That's probably the best decision, especially when you consider the fact that we're already well into Q3.

      The official word, per an HTC representative:

      We are excited to announce that the HTC Thunderbolt will receive the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update in Q3 2011.

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      Official Gingerbread Update For The HTC Desire Available... But Not For Many Users

      Ah, the moment that Desire owners have been waiting for... or is it? HTC released its official Gingerbread build for the Desire this morning, but it's not in the form of an OTA (over-the-air); instead, it's a full RUU (ROM upgrade utility). This means that not only is the installation process a bit more complex than an OTA, it will also wipe the device during the upgrade process, forcing you to start from scratch upon first boot.

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      [Update: Reportedly Rolling Out Now] Droid X2 Gingerbread Update Right Around The Corner, According To VZW Support Site

      Update: If @VZWSupport is to be believed (and after yesterday's Galaxy S II fiasco, I have my doubts), then the update should be rolling out beginning today, reaching all DX2 owners by the end of the week.

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      Has anyone received the update yet? Drop us a line in the comments when (if) it hits your device!


      When the Droid X2 first hit the street, most would-be owners were extremely disappointed when they found out that it didn't ship with Gingerbread.

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