Samsung Galaxy S: Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Hopes

By Alan Ng - Dec 9, 2010

We have just told you about potential Gingerbread update plans for HTC’s collection of Android handsets, but now we have some details regarding one of Samsung’s most popular handsets, the Galaxy S.

We’re sure there are tons of users out there who are praying that the Galaxy S – still considered a new handset to many, gets an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread at some point next year.

However, it doesn’t look too promising at the moment, especially since Samsung has really struggled to get Android 2.2 Froyo out to stock and carrier versions of the Galaxy S – and lets face it, they have really struggled haven’t they?

Without revealing any solid information, Samsung may have offered a slight glimmer of hope to Galaxy S regarding a Gingerbread update, as this recent quote picked up by Pocket-Lint explains:

When asked if the Samsung Galaxy S would be getting Gingerbread, the company had this to say:

“Such a review will be based on various factors including, without limitation, the overall effect of such Update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and the software licensors”. If Samsung decides to make the Update available to the users after such consideration, Samsung will use its efforts to develop such Update, which may be released to the users upon successful completion of such development”.

What do you make of that following statement? It is pretty disappointing that rather than give their users a solid answer, they are choosing to cut corners and keep users waiting – how do you feel about this? If you are a Galaxy S owner reading this, hoping to get the update – we’d love to hear what you have to say on this matter.

As always, we’ll update you when we hear any further updates on this topic.

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  • sgs-a-waste

    Liked the phone overall, but so disappointed with these that i consider the buy a waste:
    1. Battery performance is abyssmal. Even with the Froyo update, no advantage.
    2. Too much control from Google on how the apps work
    3. Samsung customisations (for eg. TouchWiz, and what's the point of having a Samsung Apps app which works only for Bada?), are delaying upgrades and very much so (yes, they struggled big time).
    If they get rid of their customisations, updates might become better to manage.

  • Phillip

    If I don't get my update I will not buy another Samsung product. Disposible electronics are so 1984.

  • spas

    I think that galaxy s owners have spent enough money buying this phone and the least they deserve is that this device gets the newest software updates in the next 2 years

    • DFFAS

      I agree Samung can better deliver the software faster this time because they already have it for the nexus S and thay almost the same as the Galaxy (hardware wise.)
      Only the NFC chip so samsung can better just change that and some speed improvement
      Just speed up samsung