Samsung Nexus S just delivered to the public and Yesterday Google released Android 2.3 Gingerbread source code. And we knew it’s just a matter of hour for genius developers to deliver Android 2.3 Gingerbread custom ROM for Various Android Smartphone. It seems Galaxy S is the first Handset to get a proper Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM as it features almost same hardware as Nexus S, Though we have seen many custom Android 2.3 ROM Running on HTC Evo and other Android Handsets, those were just ported from Gingerbread SDk and nothing more than a boot and buggy screens. Now the race has just begun for Proper Gingerbread ROM building for Android Smartphones.
François Simond, also known as supercurio has been working on this port since the release of the Google Nexus S on Thursday and finally he has been able to successfully get it done. The ROM is not yet finalized and many things yet to be working. Let’s just see below what is working and what’s not.
Android 2.3 on Galaxy S working:
- User interface refinements with a green-black theme
- Faster, more intuitive touch keyboard
- Garbage Collector — speeds up the device
- Improved power management screen
- Better downloads management
- New developer modules to enhance games and applications
- Screen off CRT animation
Android 2.3 on Galaxy S not working:
- WiFi access
- button mapping
Watch below the Video Overview of Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Nexus S kernel:
You can see the progress at IRC channel for the porting project. As we can things are getting better, so we can expect a stable version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread for our beloved Galaxy S. Don’t worry about Samsung, they will take another 8 months to deliver Android 2.3 for Galaxy S. source