South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is expected to start pushing out a new OS upgrade to its Galaxy S devices out there as soon as next month, some of the latest rumors on the matter suggest.
Apparently, the handset vendor has already confirmed the move, at least this is what German Android site SmartDroid.de
They claim that Samsung
itself confirmed the move in a meeting in Frankfurt, stating that Android 2.3 Gingerbread should land on Galaxy S devices as soon as March.
Provided that this info pans out, Samsung would become the first smartphone maker out there to release the Android 2.3 OS upgrade to its devices.
Taiwanese handset vendor HTC Corporation confirmed plans on upgrade a series of handsets too in the near future, including its whole Desire family of smartphones, but only starting with the second quarter of the year.
Of course, Samsung was the company which launched the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread
-based device out there, the Nexus S, and it would make sense for it to be among the first to deliver software update for existing devices too.
However, we should note that Samsung delayed quite a while the latest OS upgrade it released for Galaxy S devices, not to mention that the software did not arrive on all handsets out there as of yet.
There is a great chance that the mobile phone maker won't manage to push the software update out on Galaxy S devices as soon as rumored now, but that does not exclude the possibility that it would actually do so.
In case things pan out, we should expect unlocked Galaxy S units to receive the OS upgrade
first, with carrier-branded phones tasting it next.
The Android 2.3 platform has started to arrive on older devices on shelves too, such as the Nexus One smartphone, but specific info on when would other handsets receive it lacks at the moment.