Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, has got its source code released into the wild a few days ago, and the first custom ROMs for some of the most popular devices out there have already started to emerge.
Among these mobile phones, we can count the Nexus One, the first handset to come to the market with a “pure Google” experience, as well as the HTC EVO 4G, the first device in the world to put together the Android platform and WiMAX connectivity.
Other Android-based handsets also tasted a custom Gingerbread ROM, and we can count the original Motorola DROID, as well as the popular HTC Desire among them.
At the moment, these are only early Gingerbread ROMs, but the work on this is advancing, as the source code is reportedly relatively easy to compile for these handsets.
In addition to these mobile phones, which came with Android on shelves right from the start, another device got its own Gingerbread ROM, the HTC HD2, which was released on the market last year with Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform on board.
We should mention that these builds are not exactly stable, and that there are many phone functions that don't work properly for the time being. You can have a look at the Nexus One running under Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the video embedded below.
This applies to all of the aforementioned devices, as well as to the Samsung Galaxy S, which got its own taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread a few days ago, as already reported.
The guys over at XDA-Developers are responsible for the custom ROMs available at the moment for HTC HD2, HTC EVO 4G and HTC Desire.
According to a recent article on Engadget, all of the necessary info on the said ROMs for Nexus One would be available on this post on ctso.me, while Motorola DROID ROM is detailed here.
It should not be too long before newer, more stable ROMs are pushed into the wild for these devices, as well as for more of them, so keep an eye on this space for additional info.