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Gingerbread keyboard already available for rooted devices

With yesterday's announcement of the newest Android update -- 2.3, or "Gingerbread" -- being light on the roll-out schedule (we know very little except that 2.3 will first be available on the Samsung Nexus S), the developer community took it upon themselves, as they usually do, to begin offering the latest Android iteration to the world much sooner than any carriers.

The Gingerbread ROM is currently in the early stages for the EVO 4G, Droid Eris, and Wildfire, but it can be had. Keep in mind that at this stage, it's mostly for looks and for other developers to contribute to.

One aspect that is ready, as noted by BoyGeniusReport, is Gingerbread's new-and-improved keyboard. If you have a rooted Android device, you can already download and install the new keyboard.

As for official Gingerbread roll-outs, Nexus One users -- as usual -- should be some of the first to get 2.3, sometime in the next few weeks.


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RE: My wish:
By KingstonU on 12/7/2010 6:21:06 PM , Rating: 2
I remember reading that Android 3.0 is doing away with carrier custom UIs. It was in an article that also stated that 3.0 would also be the first to feature minimum hardware requirements.


RE: My wish:
By quiksilvr on 12/8/2010 9:32:46 AM , Rating: 2
That's great news and all, but what about the phones now? This means most sub 1GHz phones will NOT get Honeycomb and once again will have to mod it like the G1 just to get the updated OS.


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