"Froyo starts rolling out today; everyone will have it by the end of Nov. To prepare, get the latest version of Kies http://bit.ly/cfjJDa."
The Samsung Galaxy S update to Android 2.2 includes many well-liked features, including an Adobe Flash compatibility, speed improvements, better keyboard, Samsung Media Hub, better Microsoft Exchange support, and storing of apps on the microSD card (see list of update features).
The update is also supposed to have a fix for a bug that has sometimes disabled the GPS to lock on the Galaxy S phones. European Galaxy S owners began getting the update on October 15, until the files were removed from the server. Shortly after that the U.K. Samsung Twitter page confirmed an early November release of the Android 2.2 update to Froyo. Then the Samsung Mobile US Twitter page stated, "In the USA we are working with carrier partners to release Froyo this year."
What we have learned from past Twitter announcements is - what is true for Samsung Galaxy S in Europe - is not always true for Samsung Galaxy S phones in the United States because the carriers add their customization on top of the Android OS.
There has been no date set as to when the update will reach all the Samsung Galaxy S smartphones in the U.S., including the Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Captivate and Samsung Vibrant.
We checked the Samsung Mobile US Twitter page for news about the well-reviewed Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 smartphone that goes on sale tomorrow.
Many of the Samsung Galaxy S phones were named in Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews Top Ten Best Android an' Droid Phones Now an' Later.
All Samsung Galaxy S phones have a super fast 1 GHz hummingbird processor with efficient 3D graphics processing, Super AMOLED 4-inch touchsreen, 5-megapixel camera, microSD, Wi-Fi, and Android 2.1. Samsung has added on TouchWiz software for a social hub as well as a media hub for online viewing. Differences come in the amount of internal storage, size of the microSD card included, mobile hotspot capabilities, keyboard style and the speed of data networks.
We will be exploring the Samsung Galaxy S phone series in future articles. Check the Samsung Galaxy S page to see when they appear.
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