According to numerous threads and forum posts over at xda-developers’ I9000 section, Samsung has finally released an official Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S
In South Korea, the company’s homeland country, the software update was expected to become available for download ever since last week, but it appears that things were delayed a little bit.T he Froyo upgrade is acquired via Samsung’s Kies or PC Studio applications and should be available now – at least in several European countries. However, instead of feeling happy about the update’s arrival, many Galaxy S owners at the XDA appear to be disgruntled. Among other things, users have lost the Android Market after the update.
However, even if the roll-out of Android 2.2 Froyo started one week later, it appears that both Galaxy A and Galaxy S handsets in the country would taste the software solution, a recent article on Samsung Hub reads. It’s a common fact that the OS upgrade should provide users with support for Adobe’s Flash 10.1 technology, as well as with speed improvements, the Social Hub, automatic updates for applications, and other enhancements more.
It also supports Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance, 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, and Dictionary.
It is rather strange that Samsung and wireless carriers in the country did not choose to send the software update over the air, as it usually happens in these cases.
At the same time, it remains to be seen whether the Galaxy S devices in the US will keep the specific applications that wireless carriers pre-loaded on them.
For those who might not know, we should note each of the four major wireless operators in the US released its own version of Galaxy S: the Captivate at AT&T, the Vibrant at T-Mobile, the Epic 4G at Sprint, and the Fascinate at Verizon.
Samsung started the deployment of Android 2.2 for Galaxy S a few weeks ago, and should soon make the solution available for all of its users out there.
Apart from Features mentioned above, Froyo also features the following :
- Android 2.2 JIT compiler
- New Android Market with auto-updating
- Speed improvements
- Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
- Improved default keyboard
- Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
- Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
- Colored icons in settings
- GPS Fix
- Colored settings icons
- Media Hub
- Darker menu theme, navy blue color
- Better Exchange support
- Video records in MP4 format
- New Search widget
- New Gmail application