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

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

source: Samsung

Related phones

Galaxy S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.55h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

12 Comments

1. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

already available in Nordic regions. briefmobile.com

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

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

5. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

7. RICKING unregistered

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

6. rathdrum77

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

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.

9. argylltech

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

10. Prady unregistered

What about update for Galaxy 3 ?????

11. alex unregistered

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

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.