South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has just confirmed plans to update its Samsung Galaxy S handsets to the newer Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform version starting with mid-May.
Moreover, the handset vendor announced that the OS upgrade would be delivered to other devices as well in the time frame, including the Samsung GALAXY Tab and GALAXY Ace / Gio / Fit / mini.
As soon as the new software update
is loaded on devices, users should enjoy better performance levels, as well as an improved interface.
The mobile phone maker also notes that the upgrade from Android 2.2 Froyo to Android 2.3 Gingerbread should result in an even greater user experience than what the devices were already capable of offering.
“The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung's intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience,” the company notes.
Some of the main improvements that the new software update would bring on Samsung's devices
- Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
- Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.
Samsung unveiled that the software update is set to start being rolled-out on GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries in mid-May, and that it would arrive in other markets shortly after.
Users in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world should receive the update gradually, according to the regional plan, Samsung explains.
The same as the previous software updates for Galaxy S handsets
, the new OS upgrade should arrive on devices through Kies, Samsung's device management software. The application is available for download via Samsung's website
, as well as through Softpedia, via this link