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Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Samsung Galaxy S will be unleashed this month

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Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Samsung Galaxy S will be unleashed this month
The cooler weather isn't preventing the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 from slowing down with sales, but the onset of fall is surely going to pack an enticing treat for those who've been enjoying their handsets for quite some time. As we've seen a few devices already receiving the Android 2.2 treatment, like the Motorola DROID X and HTC EVO 4G, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 will be getting its dose very shortly – specifically, it'll be ready this month.

Samsung officially announced the good news in a press release, dated October 18th, that the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S I9000 will include a host of features. Some of the expected goodies include Adobe Flash Player 10.1, search within the web browser, faster performance by JIT (Just In Time) compiler, and voice-controlled GPS through Google Maps with Navigation.

In the press release, it states that the update will “be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.”

Naturally, consumers shopping around for their next handset will probably want to keep the smartphone in mind now that it's going to get the jump with Android 2.2 Froyo. As for the many variants of the Galaxy S out there, no word was given in the press release about their potential update.

Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Review

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. rtimi26 (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


already available in Nordic regions. briefmobile.com

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 11:13

2. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


ugh...i hate this iphoney. android is good enough without trying to make it look EXACTLY like an iphone. even coming out in white....other than the screen the x and incredible are better

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 12:19

3. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


However, the white iPhone has too many problems, thus the halt of shipment It does not look exactly like the iPhone at all at least for the galaxy s lines here in the US. Touch screen phones ultimately look similar with a big blank screen and a few buttons, what more do you want?

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 12:28

4. remixfa (Posts: 14066; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the X and incredible are about HALF as powerful as a GalaxyS. Personal preferences aside, there isnt a stronger phone on the market right now... point blank. BTW, this story is very MISLEADING. IF you have a VIBRANT,CAPTIVATE,EPIC,FACINATE.... this update IS NOT COMMING FOR YOU. Its only for the I9000 European version of the phone. American variants should get it in November sometime.

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 13:11

5. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)


Half as powerful? Are you kidding me? I have an X and my sister has a Fascinate. There is no comparison. The X blows the Fascinate out of the water. You need to do some more fact checking dude.

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 19:01

7. RICKING (unregistered)


WHAT DOES HE KNOW, HE'S UNREGISTERED, HE'S LOST HE SHOULD BE AT CRACKBEERY.COM LMAO

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 14:43

6. rathdrum77 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


But is it going to switch the search and navigation back to google is my question. Yes I know the work arounds that can be used, but I want my google stuff front and center.

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 08:33

8. ArgyllTech (unregistered)


Keep in mind that the Galaxy's are not 2.2 yet, and that's a big difference, once the Galaxy receives the 2.2 update, the scores should be much higher. Just look at the Nexus One benchmark's between 2.2 and non 2.2.

posted on 16 Oct 2010, 08:38

9. argylltech (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Oct 2010)


Keep in mind that the Galaxy's are not 2.2 yet, and that's a big difference, once the Galaxy receives the 2.2 update, the scores should be much higher. Just look at the Nexus One benchmark's between 2.2 and non 2.2.

posted on 18 Oct 2010, 23:01

10. Prady (unregistered)


What about update for Galaxy 3 ?????

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 14:58

11. alex (unregistered)


i see the update on kies but it is not working dare is a problem.

posted on 21 Oct 2010, 11:59

12. alex (unregistered)


i have phone samsung in holland there is a problem in the software the said en the blokt on it till it is fixt

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