With Gingerbread freely distributed
to the open-source masses, it probably won't surprise you to hear there already a custom ROM for Google's darling Nexus One
. But what if we told you Android 2.3 is now available for the HTC HD2
as well? That's right, the Windows Mobile 6.5 powerhouse can now snap off a sugary piece of the same Android code, and from what we hear in the XDA-developers
forums, it works pretty decently, too. Like the Samsung Galaxy S we saw getting the green tie treatment
this morning, the HTC HD2 and Nexus One don't exactly have stable, fully functional builds, but as long as you know what you're doing and don't need petty luxuries
like cameras, GPS receivers and official Google apps, you'll probably be just fine. Find files and a modicum of instruction at our source links below.
While these cookies are half-baked, unconfirmed and potentially dangerous to those not well versed in the art of Android hackery, we're hearing that the HTC EVO 4G, original Motorola Droid and HTC Desire are now sporting early Gingerbread ROMs too. It seems the source code is relatively easy to compile for other phones, so with any luck there'll be a compatible build for your device soon.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]