Samsung Galaxy S Update: Nexus S Upgraded to Android 2.2.3 Gingerbread SMS Fix

NExusS update.JPGSamsung Vibrant phones are the only phones in the original Samsung Galaxy S series to be getting an update to Android 2.2 Froyo.  The Nexus S, which is essentially a curved, pure Google Samsung Galaxy S, without the added Samsung Media and Social Hubs, is getting an update to its Android 2.3 Gingerbread - to Android 2.3.2 to fix the SMS bug.

The update for the Nexus S started being sent out Over-the-Air (OTA) yesterday.  The original Nexus One is also getting an update - not to Gingerbread, but to Android OS 2.2.2.

The update is named SMS bug fix GRH78C for the Nexus S.  The update also fixes browser lag problems.  Users receive an update availability notice that states "Android 2.3.2
601kb.  This system update from Google contains important bug fixes."
It is a small update and shouldn't take that long to download and install. 
Please be aware that you will not be able to make phone calls during the
update process, and be sure to back up your data before you start the

To back up your data to Google, tap menu button, tap
settings, tap privacy, check "back up my data"  and "automatic
restore."  Your Wi-Fi passwords, browser bookmarks, and app information
will be kept on Google servers.

Samsung Galaxy S smartphones in the U.S. include the Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Continuum and Samsung Vibrant.

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, as well as the Top Ten Best Smartphones.