It looks like that the Sprint branded LG Optimus S isn’t the only handset that has been getting the Gingerbread update since yesterday. The Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC has also announced that the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update is now available for the U.S. Cellular branded HTC Merge handset. As the carrier has outed the HTC Merge in early June, it is a pretty fast move from HTC to bring the Gingerbread update for this handset.
Things To Take Place After Upgrading To Gingerbread OS (v3.10.573.1):
# Addition of a new email widget to bring a variety of ways to display messages on your home screen.
# SMS and news alerts.
# Increased battery life.
# Tweaks to the handset’s user interface.
PC users should download and install the HTC Sync and the Gingerbread Update files need on their PC machines from the below links Don’t forget to take a full backup of the handset before they proceed for software upgrade process.
After finishing the process of the Gingerbread update, the software version should be shown as 3.10.573.1 and you can check the software version by moving to Menu –> Settings –> About Phone –> select Software Information –> and check Software Version. Head over to the support page on HTC’s website at the source link below, if you are looking for step-by-step instructions regarding the Gingerbread update for your HTC Merge handset.
Please note that the Mac users should visit the local U.S. Cellular retail outlets for the Gingerbread OS upgrade on their HTC Merge handsets.