AT&T finally announces Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the Samsung Infuse 4G (I997)


AT&T made an interesting announcement today on their support forums. The very long-awaited software update which upgrades Infuse 4G to Android 2.3.x to Samsung Infuse 4G is finally here (I know you’ve all been waiting for this news as our traffic statistics shows it).

According to one of AT&T’s Forum support employes the new firmware upgrade to Android 2.3.6 for the Samsung Infuse 4G (i997) is available starting today (February 1st). The upgrade brings the following major changes:

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: The update will remove the promotional Angry Birds pre-load from the device. If you’ve started playing the game, you would need to re-download from the Marketplace and start from the beginning of the game.

The update is available only syncing your device through Samsung Kies Mini software via PC. The link is down for now (funny), but it will be up as soon as Samsung fixes it. Try from time to time to click this link for the software update!!