The update is delivered via the Samsung KIES application
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has started to push out a new software update for the Galaxy S devices on the UK market, bringing them up to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform version.The new update lands on Samsung Galaxy S i9000 smartphones as Gingerbread XXJVT and is being rolled-out via the Samsung KIES desktop application.
For the time being, the update arrives only on unlocked devices, it seems, but the rest of users should get a taste of it as well in the near future.
According to a recent post on youmobile.org, the release notes for the new OS flavor for Galaxy S show the following:
- Bringing the latest Android Gingerbread Version 2.3.5
- Animation shadow at end of any list while you scrolling.
- Messages App is faster on Start-up time, Opening SMS or sending SMS.
- Battery life and power consumption slightly improved
- Performance Improvement.
- Some System Apps Bugs fixed.
- Home screen hang bug fixed.
- Market Apps are running more smoothly (Games, Editors... etc)
- Improved picker Widget
- Main Camera Enhancements
Overall, the new OS upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S seems to be a great one, with lots of improvements for users to take advantage of.
Apparently, users are also able to perform manual checks to see if the new Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT update is available for their devices, and won't have to necessarily wait for a notification to be sent to their phones.
However, some say that the update will wipe all data on the mobile phone, suggesting that users should perform a backup of their personal files before starting the update process.
To perform the update, users will have to connect their handsets to a desktop PC on which the Samsung KIES software is running. Those who did not install the Windows application as of yet will find it available on Softpedia as well, via this link.