Samsung Galaxy S, one of the nicest Android-based devices available for purchase on the market at the moment, is about to get better, as its maker is getting ready to deliver the long-waited Android 2.2 Froyo software update for its owners.
Launched several months ago, the smartphone runs under Google's Android 2.1 operating system, but the handset vendor announced that Android 2.2 Froyo
should land on it in the near future.
Proof of that comes from the fact that a new flavor of the said update as just emerged into the wild, namely version JPM, which is said to be the official Froyo update that Samsung would push to Galaxy S users out there.
The guys over at Samsung Hub
spotted the solution on Samsung's Open Source Center
, where they caught a glimpse at the source code for the Froyo
update JPM for Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000.
The JPM build of the OS update
was leaked on Samfirmware
on Wednesday, a move suggesting that the actual release of the solution should not be too far either.
However, no specific info on when the solution would land on the high-end Samsung Galaxy S emerged for the time being.
Originally, Samsung promised the update
before the end of the summer, but pushed the date back to the end of the third quarter of the ongoing year.
However, in late September, we learned that the Android 2.2 Froyo update for Samsung Galaxy S was actually delayed to the end of October, which is only a couple of weeks away.
Hopefully, the South Korean mobile phone maker would manage to bring the OS to Galaxy S before November is here, though it remains to be seen what devices would actually receive it.
The Galaxy S was launched on shelves in various markets around the world, including Europe, Asia or North America, and the OS upgrade
would have to be delivered to all handsets out there, regardless the wireless carrier that distributes it.