Froyo for US Galaxy S Coming Soon, Samsung Kies Air Gets Updated

By on January 3rd, 2011 14:12 GMT

South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung is readying the release of a platform upgrade for the Galaxy S owners on the US market, the company confirmed several hours ago via Twitter.

We're referring here to the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update that was expected to land on handsets ever since the end of the third quarter of the last year, and which is still missing from the Galaxy S units sold in the United States.

However, it seems that there shouldn't be too long before US customers would have the chance to install the new Android flavor on their devices, as the company confirmed.

“We are working to make the Android 2.2/Froyo upgrade available to all U.S. Galaxy S owners as soon as possible,” the handset vendor announced via Twitter.

“We want Galaxy S owners to have simple/reliable upgrade. We r running tests due to complexity/unique functionality,” a second tweet from the company reads.

Of course, no specific release window for the Android 2.2 upgrade for Galaxy S units in the United States was provided, but we'll keep our fingers crossed for the software to arrive sooner rather than later.

Until more info on this is made available, we should have a look at another update that Samsung reportedly delivered to its users, namely a new version of Samsung Kies Air.

According to the latest reports around, the new version of the application is available for download via the Samsung Apps portal, and is compatible with both the Galaxy S i9000 and the S500.

For those who might have not encountered the software before, we should note that it was meant to offer users the possibility to access the smartphone over WiFi straight from their PCs (the Samsung Kies desktop app should be installed).

This way, one would be able to access view call logs, videos, photos, bookmarks, and Ims from the PS, while also having the possibility to send SMS messages from the computer’s browser.

The best news is that one would be able to sync the handset with the PC without a USB cable as before. The Samsung Kies application is compatible with Windows PCs, and can be downloaded from Softpedia too, via this link.

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