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Samsung Galaxy S: Android 2.2 Froyo Update – Disappointed with Delay?

Earlier this week, we stated how it was ‘good news’ that the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S update to Android 2.2 Froyo was coming in October. However, we’ve been notified that the update has already been long overdue.

Samsung Galaxy S owners have the right to feel a little aggrieved that their stock device will not be upgraded to Froyo until late October at the earliest. Furthermore, that late October prediction came via Samsung’s Spanish Facebook page, so it still hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.

This situation is similar to the situation that Nexus One owners faced, as they had to wait quite a while before Google updated their devices with Froyo. Since the Galaxy S is the stock device unlike the various offsprings for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, you would like to think that the stock device will receive Froyo before the Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G.

Firstly, are you disappointed with the length of time this is taking to push out a simple update? Are you starting to regret buying the stock Galaxy S? We’ll hopefully be able to bring you more details on this situation soon.

Hang in there.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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edmar

Okay so I’ve been trying to update my samsung galaxy s to the official Optus Froyo 2.2 but I’ve had no luck! I believe its not working due to the fact that I was impatient and tried to update to 2.2 with the use of a registry hack. I don’t have much knowledge about doing so, but I still tried it and it upgraded me to 2.1-update. Could this be the case? If so how would I go about fixing it? I’ve read many threads about using Odin and flashing and what not but like I said I have very… Read more »

edmar
edmar

Okay so I've been trying to update my samsung galaxy s to the official Optus Froyo 2.2 but I've had no luck! I believe its not working due to the fact that I was impatient and tried to update to 2.2 with the use of a registry hack. I don't have much knowledge about doing so, but I still tried it and it upgraded me to 2.1-update. Could this be the case? If so how would I go about fixing it? I've read many threads about using Odin and flashing and what not but like I said I have very… Read more »

SEAN WHITE
SEAN WHITE

THE AMOUNT OF TIME AT&T IS TAKING WITH THIS FROYO UPDATE MAKES ME WANT TO ROOT MY DEVICE AND DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES IF ANY. I AM A BUSINESS OWNER AND I KNOW,WHAT THE EFFECT OF NEGATIVE FEEDBACK CAN DO. i KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO 4G SO THAT MAY, BE THE DELAY. STILL THIS SIMPLE UPDATE IS, TAKING WAY TO LONG. VERIZON SOUNDS BETTER BY THE DAY.

3-Card-Moly
3-Card-Moly

I have the Galaxy S Phone from T-mobile and their Customer Service Rep informed me that we are not Getting the 2.2 Froyo Update she was informed by her Superiors of that, I also said to the Rep this is a Bait and Switch Ploy to buy a Galaxy S Phone on Promise of an Upgrade then Lied about it because now you can't return it for a Full Refund!, The Companies in the U.S.A. Should not Distribute the Samsung Korean Products no more! They are Taken American for a Ride! We Been Bam Boozle!, Hoodwicked!, and Run Amok on… Read more »

fmafioso
fmafioso

should have kept my evonever will I by a samsung product again

Thomas Brennan
Thomas Brennan

Froyo update 2.2 early November, what a complete and utter joke (again). November "which year" !! Gave up long time ago on the genuine update. If I was Samsung I would only talk about an update "WHEN IT HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED" rather than when will NOT happen. Stop waisting everybodys time Samsung

Sambat
Sambat

I'm always support samsung, I'm waiting for 2.2 froyo for my Galaxy S. But, Now Samsung announced Galaxy K in the South Korea. The waiting for 2.2 is..

Santosh
Santosh

I upgraded my Galaxy S using the beta firmware released by Samsung..but facing several troubles.. many of the processes are not running properly (cannot do login in native facebook and twitter accounts).. the mobile internet is not working.. phone hangs quite often… so i might to back to 2.1 till Samsung does the upgrade over the air..

J. J. Pittman
J. J. Pittman

So many people saying negative things to those who feel scorned by Samsung. Here’s what gets me: the Galaxy S has been advertised from the beginning with it’s full line of features and still is not capable of actually performing them because of the lack of an update to Froyo. Watch the commercials, look at Samsung’s website itself. They all brag about all of its features. That is Samsung saying that the features are there! Everyone who is upset about not having Froyo is totally justified and Samsung should be ashamed. They are treating their Galaxy S customers the same… Read more »

PDXMike
PDXMike

Well, I bought the Vibrant. I really like the phone, but it does have some serious problems. Most blatant is the lack of Bluetooth Voice Dialing. I'm sorry but in today's world with all of the cracking down on cell phone usage while driving I just don't see how a phone ever got to market without this feature. My nearly 6 year old Moto Razr2 could do it. I have about a week left until I run out of my money back program. So I guess if the update is not here by then Samsung (and TMobile) will be out… Read more »

dagetzz
dagetzz

For those people complaining about the phone being slow use ryanza's lagfix, that's the advantage of using android OS the android community help each other to fix issues with different devices. Most of the people complaining about the phone just buy a different phone that you can't customize.

Sambamurthy
Sambamurthy

Samsung should consider the consumers who buy higher en models like galaxy S, just because of software support and App support mostly we go for branded mobiles, or otherwise so many mobile in market are vailable with such big screen and touch screen which is 10 times lesser price than this.. so dont dissapoint the consumers and force them to think of rejecting samsung phones in future.

matt
matt

I totally agree with Prostheta its an amazing handset alot better than the iphone. ive had no problems and im guessing non of you moaning hoons have either just want the latest firmeware.

I would rather wait that little bit longer for the perfected os than them rush it and have bugs that need fixes.

Why buy a phone to wait for the update fools be paciant.

Samsung
Samsung

Samsung Froyo Update will be delayed till November to December 2010 because of rewriting the GPS drivers and fixing the lag issue, news from inside employee.

Backudog
Backudog

The delay doesn’t bother me too much as I haven’t got my galaxy s yet! And from the various vids n reviews I’ve seen online it seems to work just fine and speedy on 2.1 so am happy to wait a while for the update, just wish I didn’t have to wait for my phone though(9 days to go!).

pissoff
pissoff

I think Samsung Needs to Get their Act together, They seem More of Getting the Europeans Model Phone Update Quicker then the USA Models also I heard they are Coming out with Galaxy Samsung S2 phones next Yr so they are not Pushing this Original Galaxy Phone so Hard, My GPS and 3G on this Phone Sucks it goes in and out! Samsung is becoming a Big Ripoff Company to its Consumers!

Mr. Bruce
Mr. Bruce

Why are people so frusterated? I waited 6 months for the phone to be released in my country (Iceland). I couldn´t be more happy that I waited and didn´t buy X10 or even the Iphone. To be able to drag and drop movies and tv shows… along my music into a folder is so nice. It has played all the movies I´ve put on it, I´m so happy that I don´t need to connect my computer to iTunes just to put music on it. So what the 2.2 Froyo isn´t here yet, be patient it will arrive. As well the… Read more »

hulky
hulky

to be honest everyone this phone is ANDROID BASED thats why you should flash your firmware so its not laggy most likely 80% of the owners of this phone are not on the same firmware anyways that's why theirs lag fixes and if your scared then you can flash back to the stock firmware just search samsung-firmwares

DMT
DMT

Okay everyone…. Here is the skinny. I would like to address to 3 points that have been stated above and then I will leave you all to bicker amongst yourselves as to why you need this and why you can’t wait for that… Point 1 – GPS fix: quite simply, don’t use any of the market place’s memory/task managers! This will remedy the GPS issue and you will find that GPS gets a fix quickly and with no problems. These memory killers/task managers tend to kill vital system processes and abstaining from using them (albeit difficult) really does work. 1st… Read more »

eric
eric

This is the last weekend to decide whether the phone is a keeper or not. The update delay is mega lame but i’m more suspicious of samsung for their attention to the Tab. It starting to look like these phones were just to draw our attention to the Tab and as soon as it’s released the phones are just a red headed step child. I will say my wife got an Intercept when I got the Epic and that phone is rock solid. Battery lasts her over 24 hours, android 2.1 vanilla – no launcher, can’t play games like angry… Read more »

Mark
Mark

I want to know where the form was that said I would get froyo when I bought a galaxy s. Morons, Samsung is under no obligation to upgrade this phone. If they do upgrade, its a bonus. Stop being ungrateful Americans. They are upgrading this for free so shut up.

BigT
BigT

I actually spoke with a Samsung rep directly, and they told me that the update would take place by this end of this month (September). Also, the rep said that with the 2.2 update, will come the ability for US versions of the Galaxy S, to be able to use the Samsung Kies program, wich does not currently work with US versions. So it looks like we'll be getting much more than just Froyo, but also a GPS fix, and access to a fantastic program! I actually downloaded Kies to check it out, and it is an extremely good program… Read more »

cidalan
cidalan

im very happy with galaxy s .. its okay the froyo is late.. just abit disappointed … galaxy s rock!

@jporter
@jporter

I am very disappointed about the delay. I love my Captivate but one main reason I switched from an iPhone was the promise of Froyo and with it, Flash content on my mobile. My Captivate also hangs a lot which I hear is less prevalent in Froyo. I was waiting patiently for the "late September" release but I I'm going to move ahead and root if I don't hear official word from Samsung with a specific release date.

Erik
Erik

Everyone complaining here about the Froyo delay are whiny babies…. Why?

Because I LOVE MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S (Verizon Fascinate)

~Boo Yaa

Shashank
Shashank

I just want to say that..
galaxy S is a great phone..
samsung is taking too long to bring the updates.. its ok, if they release a stable and well finished update at around mid october..
and last but not the least.. if they think thaty they'll skip the update for this costly phone and make 2.2 available on a new phone, we'll not let this happen.
I'll set samsung office to fire here in my city al least..!!

Ural
Ural

Samsung doesn’t care one bit about customers, don’t believe me call them and ask them when the update arrives. Considering they state that the galaxy s has a gps, and that its a fact the the use of the gps locks the phone and renders it useless for ten minutes when you are connected through edge, samsung and its partners have providedo a product that doesn’t work. With the Vibrant the situation is even worse, Samsung was.unable to provide a simple cache code to solve the lag issue. Samsung has opened its self to a class action suit, and out… Read more »

lwalty
lwalty

I came across an old article stating Froyo was expected in August. Then, in September. After that, end of September. Now, (maybe) late October. Okay – I can be a little patient, but it’s really not the speed boost that Froyo is to offer, or even the flash support. To me its the ability to use my bluetooth headset to dial out. I can not believe how powerful Android 2.1 is, but it can’t do what my 10 year old Nokia Erricson can do flawlessly. One man said, every engineer at Google developing Android must all take busses. Fiddling with… Read more »

terry1738
terry1738

Good Day All, I cant say I am disappointed with the delay as I am so happy with the phone as it stands the only thing I need fixed is it gets laggey after a few programs are started and I have stop open tasks using a task manager which is no big deal. We have put our accounts program on the internet and the SGS is the best phone by far in our fleet to read the data on the screen with. So much so we are dumping over 200 apple iphones and replacing them with SGS. I find… Read more »

Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear

+1 on not wanting Samsung customised Android. Samsung I love your hardware your software sucks! You'd save yourself so much pain and probably a small fortune if you just went with vanilla Android. I hope your update fixes GPS, I can't even get a long on any sats.

Sidewinder
Sidewinder

I too purchased a Galaxy S last month. I understand that many users seem to experience problems with it. After a few teething problems caused by me trying to run before I could walk, I have to say, this smartphone (read: small pc) is capable of many things. My advice to people experiencing problems with it is, LEARN HOW THE THING WORKS BEFORE YOU START SLAGGING IT OFF!! Since I have had mine I have scoured the net in depth, finding out all I can about it. Its like any bit of kit. Once its been hacked about a bit… Read more »

lordyas
lordyas

I can wait for the firmware but atleast FIX THE DAMN KIES so I could atleast get some apps on my galaxy

Rex
Rex

I have not regreted getting the phone at all. So much about this phone is better than what is out there now. If you have used the phone and modified it at all you would see the perfomance and operation of the phone is awesome it does have a few bugs like the gps and lag issues but after Froyo rolls out that is all going to be a thing of the past. My question is the Froyo update for the Galaxy S Series has been pushed back to October, typical Samsung fashion, but they have stated they are working… Read more »

Jatan
Jatan

Well atleast Samsung is not telling people to "shut up" as Apple does when the customers complained about the reception problem.
Wasn't there a problem with the security in the MMS feature in Iphone Os 3. Took them 2 months to fix it, though they had been warned about it before the launch.
So there has been a delay. The Galaxy is still flying and delivering what I require. I am waiting happily for the upgrade as it'll enrich it, but why get dissappointed.
The only thing I will say and agree is that Samsung keeps customers updated. Always helps

Xrion
Xrion

haha at the people saying the Galaxy S is slow. It uses an upgraded version of the Iphones actual proccessor which "SAMSUNG" made for the iphone… If you are experiencing delays then its what you do with it. mine takes a few seconds to load aps, maybe 2-5 seconds to load/buffer a youtube video. Only issue i have ever experienced with the GT-I9000 is slight stuttering (lag) on ad heavy website pages.

I've had laptops slower then this XD btw great comment about Gran Turismo 5!

anthony
anthony

At lest you lot don’t have a shity x10. It still only has 1.6 and 2.1 anit coming till the end of october! Wish I had a galaxy s!!!

Kanee337
Kanee337

Wow, thanks for that update Woodae. Thumbs up!!!!
I can't wait for the update.

BTW, I love my Samsung Galaxy S phone. I installed the One Click Lag Fix and this baby flies!!!!

Woodae
Woodae

T-Mobile is updating their galaxy S device next week http://support.t-mobile.co.uk/discussions/index?p

Dj Amnesty

The last update they did for 2.1 sorted out lots of bugs, but would love to finally get the 2.2 update. To be honest the Samsung Galaxy S is the best fone I have ever had!

Come on Samsung! Get the update pls!

Ert
Ert

I'm having McDonalds while I look at my phone coooooool

Swoosh
Swoosh

Samsung need to at least update the lag issue with the phone. This processor should be powning this device but its not. It lags and locks up at least once a week. I have to take the battery out just to fix this. Come on Samsung give us a high end phone and a poor end interface… Just give me a vanilla froyo ffs

Simon Lambert
Simon Lambert

Ask UK O2 owners what they thought fo their 2.1 update to their Dell Streak (after all 2.1 has been out for ages and ages) – it was a total unmitigated disaster, so whilst I am as impatient as hell for the upgrade I'll just chew my nails hoping delay = Better and not buggy.

Working in IT I know lots of developers who give wildly optimistic release dates to keep their customer sweet – better to deliver good working code at a realistic date than early crap.

Henrique Ferreira
Henrique Ferreira

continued… What the Android gives you (as the iPhone) is that extra layer of leisure you do not have on the BB, like an amazing 4" top quality screen for when you are flying somewhere and want to watch a movie or read an eBook (even Kindle works). So, don't try pratronising us, please. And also gives us access to Calendars, corporate Exchange, etc, etc, as the BB does. I have all those on my Galaxy. Even with this slow OS, the Samsung is quite fast. The GPS has problems yes, and sometimes does not start (have to reboot), but… Read more »

Henrique Ferreira
Henrique Ferreira

I am a bit disapointed with the delay but nothing much.
At least I am not like the iPhone fanatics who queued up at convent garden for an iPhone with antenna problems. How much more masochist can you get? LOL!!!
Jake, you must be an iPhone reseller :-). If you were a buisiness user you wouldn't be talking about social networks…you would have bought a BB which is more than enough for the mainstream buisiness user.

damo
damo

i must admit the galaxy s is slow at everything excluding messaging hoping for update to sort this wish i had kept my x10 call quality was awfull but it was quick.
but this is samsung they never update there phones always expect you to buy a new handset

Mark
Mark

I'm a great fans of the Galaxy S and I actually talked some of my friends into buying it over iPhone4. The delay of the 2.2 update is actually hurting Samsung more than to their customers. If they can complete the update by September and shipped 2.2 out of the box, the sales must have at least bumped up a few percent. Now with every seconds passing, their optimistic sales target would be washed away by their own hands.

Message to Samsung, please hire an army of real talented programmers instead of a full team of cheap monkeys.

Mur
Mur

wow people are QQing, SGS is a wonderful phone and the 2.2 update will just make it that much more awesome.
I am getting better rate than a 2.2 froyo with my 2.1 sgs with lagfix…if you really want the 2.2 update just go and install Cyanogen

Anon2
Anon2

So the Froyo update is not coming till October and then some, its a bit of a kick in the teeth but not the end of the world, I agree Samsung really does need to communicate more with its customers/markets I love this phone, Ihave no issues with the phone, no lag or lock ups. I find KIES a bit of a challenge and the GPS fault on the actual phone, seems to be intermittent. I use the phone for business and pleasure, battery lasts all day with no problems, not sure what other poster was doing, because the phone… Read more »

Jim
Jim

I am more disapointed by their disabling the three button download function. This will be the last Samsung device I buy!

matt
matt

You lot are a bunch of muppets! I'm an engineer and I understand the demands of well enginered software, its not as simple as taking the latest froyo kernel and wacking Samsung's galaxy upper layers on top, a lot of work in re-writing the upper layers is involved to make everything stable. Would you lot rather a buggy not very reliable phone that crashes or hangs all the time just because it runs the latest kernel or one that is proven to work? If you want the latter then wait…. That's the big problem with modern people, they're complete idiots,… Read more »

Me2
Me2

..and to top it off, there's nothing official from Samsung that there has been a delay.

I wonder if the Galaxy Tablet and marketing around it having Froyo 2.2 is the factor stopping the update to occur on the Galaxy S. If we have the jailbreakers proving that the stock 2.2 runs fantastically on the Galaxy then a company statement would be appreciated.

Perhaps they only have one developer working on the phone and he's been on holiday 😉

Me
Me

I’m very disappointed. I think it is about giving the customers what they want, yes the galaxy s is a great phone, but it would.be even greater with the latest update. An other reason why I’m disappointed is because samsung is known for not giving great support to their devices. When you look at htc or motorola with verizon especially, they have been on a roll updating their high end phones because they understand it will be an even greater.experience for their customers. Its just an update it shouldn’t.take 4 months plus.

Robbaddoo
Robbaddoo

Ive got a ps3 and am a gran turismo series fan. Nuff said…….

Jordan Dyckes
Jordan Dyckes

@jake really slow? it's not slow at all, everything happens within seconds; I can play PSX games and it starts instantly apart from loading a rom which takes about 30 – 40 seconds, but thats not bad at all.

I'm a bit upset not getting an update to 2.2 but I don't want a broken update either, so I'll just wait it out until Samsung are ready.

jake
jake

the samsung galaxy s is a slow incompatible expensive piece of garbage. You press on the screen to start an app and you can go make a cup of coffee and come back before anything happens lol! No Joke even the jasjam was better to use than this piece of crap. The jasjam was faster! I mean seriously you cant even receive pdf email attachments lol! I was going to sell it but i cant bring myself to do that to someone. I wish i had bought a winmobile android is only good as a toy for 13 year old… Read more »

Eden
Eden

Samsung Galaxy S is still one of the best Android smartphones on the market, and not being updated until October won't change that.

Having said that, Samsung needs to get their act together. Surely giving their customer a more conservative estimation of the update would avoid disappointment instead of pushing back this update at every deadline. Samsung is notorious for its sub-par customer service, and I feel that if this continues, that they stand to lose a large part of their customer base. Particularly since other mobile companies are stepping up their game.

nona
nona

To anon, you can. Just jailbreak it.!

Mine's going back in favour of the iPhone 4. The phone is fantastic on its own the Kies software is a joke. I have a Vista laptop and W7 64 bit PC at home and the software rarely works with either.

Adam
Adam

All I want is for my GPS to actually work. I gave up my iPhone 3G (2 years old) which had a perfectly working GPS for this phone and I can't use such a basic feature. Come on, Samsung. Get your act together.

David
David

Samsung's modifications were quite intuitive and the fact we have quick switch options on the notifications bar that other Android phones didn't have is quite cool. We also got swype with 2.1 Galaxy S, also a bonus. I am a bit annoyed waiting, purely because most or all of the other android devices now already have Froyo, and since I can't be the only one experiencing lag, cannot wait to get this on my device given the performance improvements it offers. The fact that you can also upgrade your device manually, but this voids your warranty really annoys me… get… Read more »

Baxter
Baxter

slightly dissapointed it's not coming at the end of september but like some have said above, the handset is already great and there's no problems. it's not like froyo is a prepaid upgrade that is YOURS already. I'm guessing they're holding it back for YOUR benefit.

Verdict: Great phone – good things come to those who wait

dino
dino

Samsung had a the chance to prove that they were able to push updates and keep their customers satisfied. +1 for going with HTC in the future. Not impressed Samsung.

anon
anon

I don't think android hardware vendors should control what version I can have on my tablet or my phone: if I want to upgrade, I'd like to be able to do that myself.

Phil
Phil

If you bought a Galaxy S just because it would be updated in September, than frankly you're an idiot. With all the great features of this phone running Eclair compared with both the iPhone 4 and HTC Desire, the wait for a minor version update shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Samsung's customisation to the OS provide many of the Froyo features already in the Eclair OS anyway.

Prostheta
Prostheta

The Galaxy S is a fantastic device as it stands and the FroYo update is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. In that respect, when it arrives it arrives. At least it won't be rushed out of the door, incomplete or patchy.

I enjoy modifying my Android setup (being open) which is something you can't do with an iPhone.

Jon
Jon

I am very disappointed, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S last month on the understanding it would get Froyo in September.

Of course software is always late … but they've already had several months. The delay is getting ridiculous now.

Probably it is late because of the customization Samsung are doing. However I don't want this, I would be happier with the standard Google version.

The alternative I considered was the HTC Desire – I wish I'd bought this instead.

Istvan
Istvan

I don't regret buying it, but the delay and the lack of communication from Samsung ticks me off…

ian roberts
ian roberts

samsung and google need to get their act together i am still in my 28 day return for my galaxy s and its now going straight back, i think i will stick to the iphone in future.

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