With only lack luster update sent out that may or may not have fixed the GPS issue depending on who you ask, Samsung has officially spilled the beans on the Froyo update for their Samsung Galaxy S Devices. Looks like the folks across the pond will go first with a Froyo/Android 2.2 release in early November and the US Wireless Carriers getting theirs at the end of November. So don’t be looking for anything shocking this Halloween other than your friends costumes because Samsung will not be sending you any “Over The Air” Trick or Treats this October 31st. Instead, put your feet up in your lazy boy and wait patiently while watching the Detroit Lions get pounded again on Thanksgiving for some possible Froyo goodness to come our way.
Check out the Samsung UK Press Release:
New Android 2.2 Upgrade Announced for Samsung Galaxy S
Latest Platform upgrade provides enhanced experience on the go
LONDON , UK – October 21, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announces the Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S, giving users access to new features, enhanced navigation applications and improved, faster performance.
The super-slim Galaxy S is an award winning ultra-lightweight large screen Android smartphone. The Galaxy S features an incredible 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a super-fast 1 GHz application processor, for an intelligent, immersive and integrated mobile experience. The Samsung Galaxy S has led the Android smartphone market since its UK launch this summer.
The Android 2.2 upgrade enhances the great experience of the Galaxy S, making even more of the processor speed, and the exclusive Super AMOLED screen.
The key benefits include:
- Improved browser performance: enhances browsing, navigation and the ‘pinch and zoom’ feature
- Enhanced user interface adding vivid colours and features to the android menu structure
- Google Maps with Navigation: A GPS navigation system with voice guidance for a turn-by-turn navigation
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1: the latest Flash Player for viewing video content
- Enhanced user experience including message editing and the ability to save applications to memory card
- Search in-browser: Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary
Getting the upgrade
The Android 2.2 upgrade, will be available via Kies, Samsung’s in-house software upgrade programme. Samsung has developed a brand new version of Kies which will be issued to make the upgrade experience as smooth as possible. The new version of Kies will be downloadable from www.samsungmobile.co.uk
Samsung will also be publishing video tutorials on how to upgrade, providing a step-by-step guide to the simple download process.
The Android 2.2 software is being fully tested with UK operators and the upgrade will be available in the UK from early November. We expect all operator versions of the software to be fully tested and downloadable by the end of November.
Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland, comments; ‘Samsung are committed to providing our customers with the best possible mobile experience, and this upgrade enhances the incredible features of the Galaxy S handset. We also want the upgrade process to be simple and hassle-free for customers, hence the new version of our Kies software and the step-by-step video guides.’