Monday, March 28, 2011

Review of XXJVK 2.3.3 Gingerbread for Samsung Galaxy S

XXJVK is the leaked Samsung Gingerbread 2.3.3 firmware for Samsung Galaxy S I9000.
This firmware has a build date of March 20 2011.
XXJV1 a beta leak of Gingerbread version 2.3.2 was leaked a few weeks ago.
It was not very stable and still lacked the smoothness of the final stable versions.
XXJVK like XXJV1 is also a beta leak but unlike XXJV1, XXJVK is a lot smoother and seems to be closer to the final stable release.

People switching from 2.2.1 Froyo versions like XWJS8 will immediately notice 10MB missing from the available user memory.
XWJS8 has 339MB of memory available to the user, where as XXJVK has 329MB of available user memory, which is used for opening applications.
The more the size of available user memory more applications you can open and better is the multitasking.

A question most people will ask is what happened to that 10MB, where is it used???
According to me, the reason is RAM allocation to GPU in Gingerbread. It can also be due to the fact that its still a beta release.

This doesn't mean that XXJVK is slower than XWJS8.
XWJS8 is the best and most stable of Froyo 2.2.1 firmwares for SGS.
XXJVK is still in beta and needs some fine tuning before the final stable Gingerbread release hits Kies.
Even if XXJVK has 10MB less than XWJS8 it doesn't fail in providing a very decent performance, its actually very close to XWJS8.

Battery backup is comparable, I got 18hrs with medium usage,
1. 14hrs of edge usage which was on all the time syncing mails, twitter and Facebook updates
2. 3-4 hours of Wi-Fi browsing and
3. some music playback may be 20-30 minutes and
4. finally 15-20 minutes of phone calls.

Brightness set to Auto, I'm sure will get better battery backup with brightness set to minimum.

For a beta version XXJVK does a very good job. I'm sure we will have the final release pretty soon!

To know more about how install XXJVK 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware on your SGS check this link.

If you want to wait till a stable final version of Gingerbread is out, you can install the most stable version of Froyo 2.2.1 firmware from here.

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