Linked by fran on Mon 7th Feb 2011 22:39 UTC
Google "Google may be planning to keep Android 2 and 3 segregated in a long-term split of the platform, according to a ViewSonic source on Monday. The 2.4 update, once thought to be called Ice Cream, is now said to be a continuation of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) that would simply add backwards compatibility for dual-core apps on single-core phones. Ice Cream, Pocket-lint heard, should be Android 3.1 and would keep the two apart in features and the interface."
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phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Android 1.6 is the oldest supported version to get any of the new updates, like the Android Market updates.

Yet you can still buy phones with Android 1.5 installed, without any (official) way to upgrade them to anything newer (like my wife's 6-month old LG Eve). ;)

It's almost time to consider rooting the phone and installing a custom ROM like OpenEtna.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

On the other hand, according to the stats on wikipedia, only less than 5% of Android devices run Android 1.5...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)#Usage_share

Maybe lots of people have rooted theirs, or maybe the stats are faulty, don't know.

EDIT : In the specific case of the LG Eve GW620, LG has released a 2.2 firmware apparently : http://forum.openetna.com/index.php?topic=482.0

Edited 2011-02-08 21:12 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Thanks for the link. Wonder if that will be available for Rogers version of the Eve. Will have to check what's in the update tool. ;)

One more option in the toolbox ... ;)

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