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Why do the likes of Google and Apple think that if they won’t roll out an update officially, it will never come the consumers way? Maybe they have that holier than thou attitude but developers in the more free world have the brains and tools to do so. Without actually waiting for the term official attached.

Android Gingerbread on Galaxy S

Courtesy of the brains at the XDA, Nexus S is no more the only device running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread. After porting it first to Nexus One, the latest release of the Android has now been ported to the Samsung Galaxy S in a very raw form. Meaning it has been installed as it is from Nexus S, which leaves a few features on your Galaxy S useless. These include the WiFi, GPS and Voice, but that shouldn’t undermine the efforts made in bringing Gingerbread to another Android device.

We are excited at this news and anticipate that there will soon be a more refined version with each of the functions fully operational. By the looks of the videos embedded below, Android 2.3 Gingerbread appears to be running smoothly on the Galaxy S. [XDA-Developers via Engadget]

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