Samsung Galaxy S: Android 2.2 FroYo Update Release

 

By Posted 13 Jul 2010, 17:03

Yesterday we revealed that HTC would not be releasing FroYo updates for their Android-based smartphones until Christmas, now we are hearing rumors surrounding the FroYo update for the Samsung Galaxy S aka the Facinate, Vibrant, Epic and Captivate.

Apparently we can expect the update to become available as of early August, which will no doubt sway some consumers decisions when choosing between a high-end HTC smartphone and the Galaxy S.

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The Nexus One has already proved that the FroYo update seriously increases performance, therefore Android fans are keen to get the update asap, I can’t help but think that HTC could lose a lot of trade as consumers may be put off by having to wait until December 2010 for Froyo.

Anyway, enough about HTC, lets get back on to the Galaxy S. According to IntoMobile a Samsung official has apparently confirmed the early August launch of FroYo for the Galaxy S, this will fully support all the UI features like TouchWiz 3.0 etc.

For now we will have to treat this as a rumor, however if I can see this vastly boosting Galaxy S sales, for now though we will have to keep you posted when more details emerge.

Should HTC do their utmost to launch FroYo updates asap?

Source: IntoMobile

  • i3ig Ste

    ….. i have a perfectly formed version of 2.2 with Sense on my desire via Modaco…. im one happy man!!!!

  • Karnka

    Hmm… mention of the US models but not specifically the original Galaxy S…..

    I wonder whether T-Mobile UK will actually allow 2.2 on their handsets given their record with this sort of thing.

  • http://www.samsungcaptivateforum.com Felton Candill

    Thanks for the nice article, I’m excitedly awaiting my Samsung Captivate coming from T-Mobile as soon as they basically confirm that they’re carrying it. I was in my nearby shop today and had a hold of their own dummy model. It appears and feels significantly better than I thought. This is going to be the phone to get. Never mind the iPhone 4g, the Galaxy S is where it’s at. As for me, I’m upgrading from a Samsung Pixon after an 18 month contract and am delighted to have finally settled on the Galaxy S. The decision process was fraught with many, many hours of analysis on the internet. I was close to an HTC Desire and actually closer to an Xperia X10 but then, from out of nowhere, I came across the GSMArena.com review of the Galaxy S and it just does everything so well.

    • Tony

      t-mobile doesn't have the captivate, they have the vibrant, and it is a fantastic phone as i have it and use it daily for most things

  • http://twitter.com/chungb @chungb

    Can't wait! SGS is awesome as-is tho., loving it~

  • Duke

    So happy with my Galaxy S. The 2.2 update would be major icing on the cake, cant wait for Flash. Asap please Samsung!

  • Camden

    As I recall, Samsung confirmed that they intended to release Android 2.2 "Froyo" FOR KOREA in August, and other than that all we've heard that is that Samsung France claimed they were planning on pushing it out in September…