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HTC Merge Update to 2.3 Gingerbread

Great news Mergers we will be releasing the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in the next couple of days. To update to the new software press menu go to settings, about phone, and software update. What’s different about this update? Take a look

On the home screen in the bottom corners instead of the arrow on the bottom left side there are blocks. On the bottom right of the screen instead of the add icon there is a personalize icon.

When on the home screen and the menu button on the bottom of the device is pressed there is a new menu bar with more features.

In the Menu screen at the bottom there are two other icons, Frequent and Downloaded

On the bottom of the menu when the star is pressed the most frequent applications used are brought up

On the bottom of the menu when the down arrow is selected that will show the downloaded applications

In the Menu screen instead of a smooth scrolling through the apps, the apps are scrolled through in blocks.

There are 2 different way s to access this screen. From the Home Screen if Personalize is selected in the bottom right corner this screen will come up. The second way is to add a widget and this screen will also pop up. This is a whole new way to personalize the home screen and to add widgets.

In the notification bar there are two different tabs instead of one

In the notification bar the Quick Settings allows fast access to some of the most frequent settings

When the power button is held down there is a new feature called restart that closes all apps and resets the phone.

There’s the breakdown of some of the noticeable Gingerbread 2.3 updates. Consider it an early Christmas present from your friends at Illinois Valley Cellular.

Android Users: Make Sure Your Contacts are on Google

Motorola’s recent release of a software update for the Motorola Milestone X may cause issues if you are not syncing your contacts to Google.  Like, you could lose all of your contacts…

All Android useres should make sure your contacts are stored on google, if you lose your phone, you have to replace your phone… you’re not hand typing in all of your contacts.

Here’s a step by step guide on the Motorola Milestone X update.

Here’s a post about making sure your contacts are on google on the Samsung Showcase i500.

Watch Jon show you how to back up your contacts on the Motorola Milestone X.

Motorola Milestone X 2 Update

ATTENTION Milestone X 2 customers!!!  There may be a 2.3 Gingerbread update for your device available TODAY.   This update will fix minor bug issues, screen freezing, and power cycling.


Before doing the update make sure you back up your contacts onto your SD Card by doing the following:

Back Up Contacts:

Contacts>Menu>Import/Export contacts>Export contacts to SD card

If your contacts are not visable , you can import you contacts by doing the following: 

Contacts>Menu>Import/Export contacts>Import contacts from SD card

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MotoX Users: BACK UP CONTACTS B4 Update!

ATTENTION MILESTONE X CUSTOMERS!!!

There is a new software release 2.3 update for the Motorola Milestone X.  If you see that there is an update available, please do the following to make sure that you are able to keep all of your contacts.

Syncing your Google contacts
-Go to settings
-Select accounts
Select your Google account
-Make sure CONTACTS is checked (You should see a syncing process next to the check box)

Exporting your contacts to your SD Card
-Go to your contacts
-Press the Menu Button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Export contacts to: SD CARD

To update your phone
-Go to settings
-Press on About Phone
-Press on System Updates

To import your contacts (IF NEEDED)
-Go to contacts
-Press the menu button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Import contacts from: SD Card

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The LG Optimus™ 2 AS680 Now Available!

The LG Optimus™ 2 offers all the speed and efficiency you need, but without all the complicated extras you don’t. The Android™ 2.3 platform runs smoothly and makes sense, especially with tips that walk you through its features. With such a simple setup, you’ll be surfing the web and sending emails in no time. The LG Optimus 2 is the phone that’s smart enough to make your life simple.

Select Features:

• Android OS 2.3
• 3.2 Megapixel camera
• Music player w/microSD slot
• Bluetooth Stereo 3.0
Technical Specs:

Weight: 4.4 oz
Size: 4.44″ x 2.32″ x 0.47″
Talk Time: Up to 5 hours
Standby: Up to 7 days

Motorola Milestone X Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

X peeps….  Your Gingerbread has arrived!!

GO TO:  Phone Settings–>about phone–>check for update

Motorola Milestone XTM Android 2.3 Update Overview

This Android 2.3 update includes the following items:

  • Improved Battery Life: This update more efficiently manages the way your device uses resources while you enjoy your favorite apps, increasing battery life.
  • Downloads Management: A new downloads application provides easy access to view, re-open, delete, and manage files downloaded in browser, Gmail, or email.
  • Improvements for: Calendar, camera, contacts and security

No cookies here but we have released the new 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola Milestone X. Take a gander

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UPDATE: Samsung Showcase i500 to 2.3 Gingerbread

Open this document for details on how to install the 2.3 Android update

Samsung has released a software update for the SCH-I500 Showcase which is recommended to be installed. This software will update your Samsung SCH-I500 Showcase to Android 2.3.4 software Version SCH-I500.EH09. For a complete list of modifications included in this update please refer to the Release Notes section at the bottom of this document.

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Android: Gingerbread Shortcuts

Soon we will be rolling out Android 2.3 (gingerbread) software updates for the Motorola Milestone X, HTC Merge, and the Samsung i500 Showcase.

Here are some tips for the new software from google:

 

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Android 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

So, have you upgraded your Android device?  If you hear people in the “Android community” referencing dessert foods… It may be the latest software update to your smartphone.    Love donuts?  2.1 was known as “eclair.”  How about frozen yogurt? 2.2 is “froyo.”  And “gingerbread” is 2.3.

So, what’s the difference in software version?  We compiled this list with help from differencebetween.net.

Android 2.2 software improves upon 2.1 by:

  • increasing speed and performance
  • adding USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot
  • app installation to the memory card*
  • Flash 10.1 support
  • improved support for Microsoft Exchange over 2.1
  • modified and added APIs

*depending on application

Android 2.3 software improves upon 2.2 by:

  • system-wide copy/paste support
  • support to sensors
  • natively supports multiple cameras
  • adds multiple sound effects
  • improvements to the file system

From the Android Authority:

Top 5 Things to look forward to with Android 2.3 Gingerbread:


  • The new on-screen keyboard: Many of us have strayed away from the default Android keyboard for varying reasons but many users keep it not wanting a 3rd party option. Now users will be presented with a more refined keyboard with faster input, intuitive typing, and a better cut/paste interface.
  • Streamlined user interface: The overall Android UI has been refined with a more appealing color scheme and the entire platform has been improved across the board.
  • Application and power management: Android 2.3 will offer the user a superior understanding of what is running in the background and potentially draining their battery so that they can decide which applications to run.
  • Internet calling: VOIP is undoubtedly the future for those with good or unlimited mobile data plans, and many VOIP carriers are a better option for the average user. Android 2.3 has VOIP integrated directly into the OS.
  • Download management: You will now finally be able to view and manage all of your downloads in a single place, which is a must-have for power users.

The android software updates are not compatible with all devices, to check your Illinois Valley Cellular device for updates, click here.

VIDEO: HTC Sense vs. MotoBlur: What’s the difference?

Androids are Androids, right?

HTC and Motorola put their own “spin” on the Android software.

In this video, Alex outlines some of the differences in the software.