Samsung is now the number one maker of Android smartphones in the United States, reports a news release from their public relations agency. The press release ends with this encouraging statement. "The Galaxy S portfolio will be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system in the near future." The last rumors were by year end, with Tweets saying that Samsung is working with carriers in the U.S.
We know owners of the Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Captivate and Samsung Vibrant have been eagerly awaiting an update to Froyo, which is supposed to fix GPS problems. The GPS problems on the Samsung Vibrant and Captivate can be helped with a new Samsung app, Samsung GPS Restore.
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).
Gartner reported Samsung to be the top Android smartphone provider in
terms of sell through to end users in the United States for the third
quarter of 2010. According to Gartner, Samsung Mobile captured 32.1
percent of the U.S. Android smartphone market in Q3 2010 based on retail
sales, which is an increase from 9.2 percent of the Android smartphone market in
Samsung Mobile attributes much of the success to its Galaxy S
portfolio of premium smartphones, which recently passed the three-million shipment milestone in the U.S.
"I want to personally thank everyone who selected a Galaxy S
smartphone as their mobile handset of choice. Neither of these wonderful
accomplishments would have been possible without the loyalty and
support of our customers," said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile.
"The Galaxy S portfolio has played a significant role in Samsung's
success in 2010 and we are extremely excited to show you what products,
services and innovations we have in store for the U.S. market in 2011."
All Samsung Galaxy S phones
have a super fast 1GHz 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 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.
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