Samsung Galaxy mini and Galaxy Gio getting updated to Gingerbread

Samsung Galaxy mini and Galaxy Gio getting updated to Gingerbread
Android 2.3 Gingerbread brings not only improved performance and battery life, but also boosts system security and gives a slight refresh to the UI of Google's platform and that's why it's a must-have update. And if you thought its just the big guns getting it – you might want to rethink as SamFirmware has gotten their hands on the first build of Gingerbread for some of the most affordable Android handsets by Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy mini and Galaxy Gio are both getting Gingerbread in its 2.3.3 flavor, but if you can't wait for the official OTA to hit your handset, feel free to head to the source link below to get an image of the beta firmware and detailed instructions. After downloading the XXKPF update for the Galaxy mini and the XXKPA update for the Galaxy Gio, you can flash it and enjoy all the benefits of Gingerbread.

With their humble specs, the two handset also prove an important point – hardware seems to be hardly a restriction for the update. A good argument to have in mind if you don't get your high-end Android updated, isn't it?

source: SamFirmware (Galaxy mini, Galaxy Gio) via Samsung Hub

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GALAXY mini
  • Display 3.1" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage 0.16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(7.33h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Gio
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 0.158 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1350 mAh(6.60h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

2. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

okay sammy how about the USA Galaxy S devices????

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its the carriers.... the only difference is the band and all the crapaware carriers load into phone dont know why they take so long to allow an update the truth is Samsung(and others on that matter) should just push the updates and carriers get their apps thought the android market for those who want to use them

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

problem is carriers get paid to put those apps on the phones. they arent going to stop unless someone forces them.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

and thats why I like unlocked phones

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

if carriers cooperate maybe the android fragmentation pie chart will change with the most of devices on 2.3 and 2.2 many gingerbread leaks for many phones have been spotted lately

9. Timba7 unregistered

I need adobe flash 10.1 or newer for my Galaxy mini. If i update to Gingerbread is it possible to get the flash?? Thanks. BRG Timba7 Finland

10. piosakti unregistered

nice for my gio

11. inca unregistered

I recently bought a galaxy mini 5570, with froyo 2.2.1, works perfectly but i installed the gingerbread 2.3 (european version) and starts problems with wi-fi and sceen. i need the latin american oficial version of froyo or gingerbread. thanks

12. prabhowo unregistered

hi how can I upgrade my mini with gingerbread? I'm just a user, not a programmer. thank you

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