One of the few Galaxy S that haven't been upgraded to Android 2.2, Verizon's Samsung Fascinate will be receiving a performance update in the following days. The carrier is preparing to push an over-the-air (OTA) update to its Fascinate owners
According to Verizon, update i500.DL09 includes numerous enhancements and bug fixes. The full changelog of the update is listed below:
- Update versions of preloaded applications, including V CAST videos, City ID, VZ Navigator and Amazon Kindle
- Ability to change the reminder time and alert tone for calendar events;
- Improved the update consistency of the feed and widgets;
- Music now pauses if users unplug their wired headset or turn off their Bluetooth headset;
- Improved stand-alone GPS performance;
- Increased security by hiding their 3G Mobile Hotspot password while typing;
- Ability to open any PDF attachments sent in an email;
- Ability to use special characters in corporate email passwords;
- Enhanced backlight display for bottom four buttons on the device to now follow the device display timer setting;
- Widgets now refresh based on the defined refresh time interval;
- If already in a locked state, the device will now remain locked when placed in the desk dock or car dock
Rumored as an Android 2.2
software upgrade the current i500.DL09 is an important software update, especially that it contains GPS enhancements.
Verizon's Galaxy S, also known as Samsung Fascinate is expected to receive the Android 2.2 Froyo software upgrade in Q1 2011, but a release date hasn't been disclosed by either Samsung or Verizon.
Samsung Fascinate is available for purchase through Verizon for $579.99 without subscription or $199.99 after $100 mail in rebate and a new 2-year contract.
As a side note, the current update has been announced by Samsung via Twitter
, but everyone thought that this would be the long-awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update.