Samsung Infuse 4G

The AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G is finally -- finally!!! -- getting its update to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. (A point release higher than a recent leak.) The official rollout begins today, AT&T says.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Improved Copy and Paste functionality
  • Redesigned Multi Touch Software Keyboard
  • Download manager for long running HTTP downloads
  • Improved power management and application control
  • Notification Shade: “Flight Mode” added (“Silent” removed)
  • New Fonts options added include Choco Cooky, Cool Jazz, Rosemary
  • Keyboard Changes: Android Keyboard with Wider Spaced keys and Quick Keys at the top
  • New Widgets: The name of the content provider will be listed on the widget list along with the widget name. Previously only the widget name was provided.
  • New Widget: Traffic (Android) added to list of available widgets
  • Menu Changes/New Apps: Downloads and Google Books added new, Promotional pre-load of Angry Birds removed.

Note that because the preload of Angry Birds is being removed, you'll have to re-download and start from scratch again.

But the Infuse 4G is finally getting Gingerbread. That's the good news. The bad news is that the download link AT&T's providing is dead at the moment, and the update won't be made available over the air, nor can you use a Mac to install. Stay tuned, folks.

Download: Android 2.3.6 for Samsung Infuse; Source: AT&T
Via: Android Central Infuse 4G forums

 

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Samsung Infuse 4G finally gets its official Gingerbread update

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Let me be the first to say...this took too long, AT&T. We're on ICS, and we're just now getting Gingerbread? Really?

Things like this are why people have legitimate beefs with buying an Android phone. Gingerbread came out in December of 2010, and this phone is getting the update now. ICS released in December of 2011, so to get the version that's 15 months old is discouraging, and honestly embarrassing. I hate to tell my smug iPhone owning brother that I really have to root to know when my update is coming.

Agreed, My cousins iPhone 3G crapped out on him and the Galaxy SII wasn't out yet but he wanted to make the switch to Android (this coming from a long time Mac/iOS guy) so he went with the Infuse. Sucks he had to have this kind of an experience with it.

*counting on fingers* 15 months?? It is just February right? Or did I fall asleep and wake up in March?

All bad counting skills aside, I agree it took way too freaking long for this update to hit the Infuse. Glad I never purchased this phone. Also, isn't this a trend with Samsung? AT&T et. all?

I've been on a "leaked" GB 2.3.6 for a couple months now. Do we know the exact firmware version? I wonder if its the same. Mine is I997UCKL2...but i agree with kembry, ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME AT&T.

Who invents there update policies? Considering Samsung hardware is not much different and Linux kernel is the one who deal with hardware they could wait for Samsung to done updates to ICS and update directly to ICS.

I have to say anyone with the Infuse 4g should be extremel pissed. Android is android all devices are not created equal nor are carriers for that matter. Both At@t and samsung should be ashamed but i blame at@t more so. Keep in mind at@t does this to keep android down so iphone cam look good to people. Honestly SKINNED PHONES are no longer needed nothing beats the GALAXY NEXUS AND STOCK ANDROID PLAIN AND SIMPLE...

AT&T does this to knock Android down keeping iPhone sales up? I don't believe this conspiracy theory... aka black bria.... *blam!!! gunshot to the head* x_x

People should be pissed about getting an update? I have trouble seeing the logic in that. Maybe it took a long time, but now you have an update. That should be a positive thing.

yes GB is here!!!! took a long time but we have it. now when is the Infuse going to update to ICS lol. come on AT&T update the Infuse to ICS already lol. all jokes aside im happy to have GB.

I'm glad I didn't purchase this phone. I bought a Moto Atrix and I remember the Infuse coming out right afterwards. Lots of people returned the Atrix to jump over to Infuse but I stayed with my Moto. Glad I did.

Granted The Gingerbread update wasn't perfect on the Atrix phone (I run a live background, and after the GB update it made the phone run sluggish. With live background removed, home screens were smooth. Other features took longer to load, and the UGLY white background black text, and ugly white "glow" at the bottom).

Overall though GB was an improvement over FroYo for my Atrix

but you have to admit the main reason GB was such a big improvement over Froyo on the Atrix was because Moto turned the volume down on Blur with the 2.3.4 update

Really??? I just last night gave up waitng for it and flashed ZEUS build 5.2.....unbelieveable. Wait, no, I do believe it. SMH

WOW!! About freakin time! Oh wait...I got rid of my Infuse for the Nexus...too bad I didn't hold out any longer. #sarcasm at its finest

Sorry but this is pathetic and shows Google truly needs to get a handle on things.

The Google update alliance clearly was 100% all talk because I have seen ZERO, make that less than zero real action on it. There is no excuse for it taking this long.

Google could do it by requiring update agreements and time limits on said things to get access to using the Android name and access to Google services. You know they would cave to do that.

I'm mildly perplexed by all the rage surrounding OS updates. Compared to the days of flip phones, etc., at least we get OS updates at all.

If you bought a device knowing it had Froyo on it, and were happy with the device with Froyo on it, then why so much angst over just now getting Gingerbread? I mean, yea, we all love getting updates and having new things to poke around with. But at least we get updates. For anyone outside the smartphone/tablet arena, they rarely get updates, if at all.

I remember when I used to have the Epic and I was frantic waiting for Froyo to finally land. Then Froyo landed. And I didn't know what I was so frantic about. Froyo made improvements to the OS, sure. But it was still the same old Epic I used everyday, and loved to pieces.

I think it's a matter of the carrier / manufacturer announcing or promising an update, and then it takes FAR too long to receive it. Especially when a competetive phone, released around the same time, has already received the update MONTHS prior.

I completely understand that aspect of it. But anytime I read an article about any given device getting an OS update, people grab their pitchforks and start calling for blood because the update is finally landing. Shouldn't we be happy the update is landing? Don't get me wrong, Samsung has a duty to follow through with the promises they make to their customers and in a reasonable time-frame.

I just feel like, as I mentioned in my case, we get way too worked up over these things. I was beside myself waiting for Froyo on the Epic, but once I had it I didn't really notice it being all that different than before. And after a few days, the fact I was on Froyo vs Eclair was completely irrelevant to me.

My girlfriend currently has the Infuse, and I was excited to tell her that I'll be slapping Gingerbread on it for her when I get home later. But ultimately, I don't think she's going to notice enough of a difference in her everyday use of it to warrant losing sleep over how long the update took to come out.

I understand that in years past our expectations of getting any update for a handset was low. But our phones aren't really phones anymore. They're computers. I expect updates. Eclair was a HUGE upgrade in speed. More importantly, though, the update was promised time and again.

So what's standard now? Is it only two updates after you purchase a phone? Aside from the Nexus phones.... I have the 1st Gen Galaxy S Captivate. I've had Eclair(came with), Froyo and now GB..Just curious what's the norm..?

It took way too long. I had the Samsung galaxy captivate and was OK with froyo but dying for gb. I upgraded to the SG2 and it came with GB. Now I bet it be over a year before it gets ICS. And the infuse is a great phone but I think that updates should be quicker because we want the best experience with our phones and even though little changes may not be noticeable we still have those changes just in case.