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Gingerbread confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S devices

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Gingerbread confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S devices
The Samsung Nexus S and the Galaxy S family are very similar, so we assumed that Galaxy S devices would be among the first to get their Gingerbread update. According to an interview with Pocket-Lint, Samsung was actually debating whether or not to release an Android 2.3 update.

Samsung said that they would "review the possibility of implementation of such new version to the existing Samsung products." They clarified that in order to determine the Galaxy S line's potential update, they would have to evaluate "the overall effects of such update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and software licensors."

Although there were earlier rumors about strict system requirements, we now know that Gingerbread will work with previous devices like the Motorola DROID. So the Galaxy S line must be sufficient.

The Samsung Mobile India Twitter account has now confirmed that the Galaxy S line will be receiving a Gingerbread update. There's no mention of a timetable, and we all know how these companies Twitter accounts can be a little over-eager, so we'll take it with a grain of salt. But it's more likely that Samsung's earlier comments were just erring on the side of caution.

source: Pocket-lint via Samsung Hub

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posted on 10 Dec 2010, 05:00 1

1. maoten (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

it's about time.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 06:08

2. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

they certainly should be updating galaxy s... why would they be reluctant to give an update if their phone reached 10,000,000 units sold with an average price of $600? samsung very sloth.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 07:58

3. chrsp (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Seriously, though. Why do you care so much, xda developers will port it for us so there should be no issue whatsoever.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 13:27

7. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

XDA might port it over, but not every one will know how to get it on to their device. I cannot figure out how to get XDA Android 2.2 on to my Sprint HTC Hero. And sometimes the phone companies put special features in that XDA doesn't or cannot put in their port.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 08:08 2

4. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

Have Galaxy S Fascinate and still waiting on 2.2, so good luck on 2.3 (Gingerbread)

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 08:44 1

5. Sir Danzig (unregistered)

Well they need to get Froyo out to the Galaxy S phones before they even think about Gingerbread.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 10:03 1

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

could it mean they might want to jump foyo on some devices and go straight to gingerbread? maybe?

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 13:48

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

What is the difference between the Galaxy S devices and the Nexus S? The only difference I could see is a movement of the headphone jack and usb port and the ability of NFC. The RAM on the other hand has little to no difference, from 336Mb to 512Mb. So if the Nexus S can get Android 2.3, then why cannot the Galaxy S devices?

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 14:18

9. Seth_NOLA (unregistered)

We haven't even gotten the OFFICIAL froyo update yet for the U.S. Galaxy S. And there already saying we are going to get gingerbread.

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 14:45

10. goofy1 (unregistered)

they were suppose to up the epic 4g to 2.2 but good luck with that have not seen it yet. samsung sucks!!!!!!!!! i should have stuck with my EVO!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Dec 2010, 16:23

11. MisterMe (unregistered)

........??????? Ummmmm..... color me stupid, but why are we talking about 3 when I'm still on 1?? I love my Galaxy S phone, but I really hope Samsung intends on skipping the yogurty goodness and goes straight for that warm gingery delight... and I'm not talking about Rupert Grint

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