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Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy S starts rolling out within weeks

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Gingerbread update for Samsung Galaxy S starts rolling out within weeks
It has become certain that Samsung is about to start officially rolling out Android 2.3 Gingerbread to its Galaxy S smartphones. Judging by the announcement made by a very reliable source, namely Samsung's Finnish website, first to be treated to an update are most probably going to be the Finnish Galaxy S owners with a projected release date by the middle of April. British carrier Three also tweeted that Android 2.3 is not far away from its Galaxy S smartphones either. The carrier stated that it is planning to make the update available for download within a “couple of weeks.”

The fact that an early build of Gingerbread leaked on the web not long ago, meant that the update's release may not be far off. It is not yet clear exactly when Gingerbread will start landing on Samsung Galaxy S smartphones and their incarnations across the pond, but be sure that we will let you know as soon as news breaks out.

source: Samsung (translated), ThreeUK (Twitter) via Engadget

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posted on 07 Apr 2011, 10:29 5

1. balls around the world (unregistered)


iphone sucks in europe and also in the states! long live android, world's # 1 OS!!!

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 10:50 5

2. Super Android Evo (unregistered)


It's great that Android is open source. That is why they are #1. It gives the power to the people & everyone benefits. Android is #1 and will be #1 for a very, very long time! Apple had some good ideas but they are like the old U.S.S.R. only telling their customers what they want & get. I feel bad for those Apple customers that are brainwashed & don't know that the grass is greener on the Android side. Android is the total opposite & that is why they are #1! LOL

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 10:51 1

3. IOS5 (unregistered)


@balls around the world fandroid you still dreaming lol

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 11:19 1

4. caclark724 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Dec 2010)


dmn...2.3 is coming and my fascinate is still running 2.1....EPIC FAIL!!

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 11:41 2

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


No, it'll be an Epic update!!

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 13:31

9. Kjayhawk (Posts: 273; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


you know your phone is going to be upgraded right? If you don't want to wait just put it on manually I can help you out it takes all but 10 minutes.

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 11:36

5. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


If other manufacturers or carriers allow timely updates its just a matter of when android will be ruling forever and ever and ever ever

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 11:44

7. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It would be nice for the US Galaxy S device to get updated to Gingerbread sooner than they did getting updated to 2.2, but I wonder when the HTC Evo Shift will get updated to Gingerbread; hopefully not too long from now.

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 12:38 1

8. mustafa76 (unregistered)


where is htc to hear this ?
i am asking htc where is the Gingerbread for my desire hd?

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 13:59

10. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)


Hopefully they'll have fixed the forced GeoTagging on the camera by then. I like using my GPS nav but hate having to turn off GPS completely so I can take pictures without people knowing where I live/play/work ect.

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 21:17

11. lgald (unregistered)


bah, ima running Gingerbread for several weeks already in the form of MIUI. But its great that they'll be doing an official update

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:54

12. José (unregistered)


Hi, I'd Like to know If the 2.3 update for the galaxy s will come with the touchwiz 4.0 user interface. I plan to buy the galaxy S but only if it updates to touchwiz 4.0 can someone help?

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