Samsung begins rolling out Froyo update for Galaxy S

16 Oct

Samsung has finally announced that it has begun rolling out a firmware update that will bring Android 2.2 aka Froyo to its flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S. The update will hit Kies, Samsung’s PC suite, starting in mid-October (which is now) in the Nordic regions and will start percolating to other countries soon after.



Here’s what the update will bring to the Galaxy S:



– Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance
– Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web
– Setup Wizard: Quickly customize the GALAXY S and access networks with ease
– Home Screen/Menu Preview and Edit : Preview by pinch-zoom
– Search in-Browser : Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary



While other vendors prefer giving these updates OTA, Samsung still prefers it old school and one would first have to download kies from http://www.samsungmobile.com and then plug their device to the PC for the upgrade to take place. Unfortunately for us, Kies does not act friendly with our netbooks and seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to detecting whether the phone is plugged or not. Let us know your experience with updating the Galaxy S.



SOURCE: Press Release

2 Responses to “Samsung begins rolling out Froyo update for Galaxy S”

  1. Thakur October 17, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    about time

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