Verizon has started rolling out a minor update to the Samsung Galaxy S Samsung Fascinate. The update fixes glitches with GPS performance, PDF viewing, special characters, locking and updates to preloaded apps, including V CAST video, City ID, VZ Navigator and Amazon Kindle.
This is not the highly coveted update to Android 2.2 Froyo for the Samsung Fascinate with enhancements for speed, Adobe Flash and microSD storage. That update was referred to as coming in the 'near future" by Samsung about a month ago.
It will take you approximately 2 to 5 minutes to download the software, depending on network conditions. Either you receive a notice that the update is ready, or you can go to "Settings," "About phone," "System updates" and "Check New."
Once you download the software, the next step is to install it onto the Samsung Fascinate. Installation should take from 1-2 additional minutes. Keep in mind that, during the installation, you will be unable to make or receive calls, including emergency calls.
Here's a list of Improvements:
- 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 you unplug your wired headset or turn off your Bluetooth headset.
- Improved stand-alone GPS performance.
- Increased security by hiding your 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 the 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.
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