Today, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics announced officially the beginning of the roll-out of a new software update for its high-end Android-based handset, Galaxy S, namely the long awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update. We already reported that the solution started to pop up on phones, and now all is official.
According to the company, the new solution should land on Galaxy S units in the Nordic region starting with mid-October, while being expected to arrive on handsets in other markets in the near future.
Following the initial deployment
in the said area, the Android 2.2 Froyo update should arrive on Galaxy S units in other European markets gradually, followed by Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.
“The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. Kies can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com
),” the company announced.
Some of the main enhancements the new OS upgrade
comes to the market with include:- Google Maps with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web
- 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, DictionaryThe Android 2.2 Froyo update
should also offer improved performance levels on Galaxy S, courtesy of the JIT(Just in Time) compiler, and other features more.
Basically, the new OS version should go very well with the phone's bright 4-inch SUPER AMOLED screen, as well as with its fast 1 GHz application processor.
Not too long ago, Samsung announced that it managed to sell a number of more than 5 million GALAXY S devices around the world, and that number surely increased since then.
This means that it would take some time before all Galaxy S units out there are upgraded to the new Android 2.2 Froyo OS version
, and that not all users would receive the solution at the same time.