Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer
I meant to post this yesterday but forgot. I got a software update show up for my HTC yesterday, I let it go ahead and it installed version 184.108.40.206 onto my phone, it all went very smoothly, it seems a bit quicker now. I now have Android 2.3.5, I'm sure it came with 2.2 Gingerbread.
The many versions of Android can be a bit confusing, Joan. I've just in a last couple months entered the whole Android scene....here's a quick little summary which might help clear things up for you. I'm far from an expert, but I'm learning, hopefully.
Technically, 2.2 is Froyo...(short for "frozen yogurt") and the 2.3 variants are Gingerbread.
2.3.5 is what came on my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 (not a phone, but a wifi personal media player....basically a smartphone without the cellular radio inside of it), and I've since rooted it and flashed another version onto it, so it now has 2.3.6. (Rooting is kind of like running as administrator, or jailbreaking an Apple device.)
Google loves their desserts, as you may have noticed.
The earliest one I have heard of was called Donut. Then you've now heard of Froyo and Gingerbread, and now, some tablets like my Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus have 3.0, 3.1, or 3.2 which is Honeycomb. This year many newer devices will be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, which is 4.0.
Supposedly Gingerbread and previous versions were meant for phone-sized devices, and then Honeycomb was the tablet size Android, and now I think Ice Cream Sandwich is supposed to work on every size, assuming the internal hardware is powerful enough.
I had just really gotten used to my Galaxy Player and its Gingerbread when I bought my tablet with Honeycomb, and now I am learning how to use that.....some definite changes are there. With my luck, I'll just get it all figured out and my Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will come though and I'll have to start over.....