The details are still a little blurry, but according to a press release from Samsung, Froyo 2.2 is now available for the Galaxy S via Samsung’s “unique in-house software upgrade program,” Kies. Along with JIT, many a graphical improvement, and Flash 10.1 support comes a handful of problems as well. In a thread regarding the update on XDA-Developers, problems associated with the update range from home-screen lag, to total disappearance of the Android Market. If you experience either problem, it’s being reported that a full reset should cure what ails you.
If you’re rocking an international Galaxy S, good luck with the update, and if it hasn’t reached you quite yet, just know it’s coming. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for Galaxy S line device owners here in the US. Only a matter of time now.
SEOUL, Korea – October 18, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, giving users access to new features, enhanced navigation applications and improved performance.
The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. Kies can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com).
The GALAXY S is Samsung’s cleverly designed smartphone with a bright 4-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor, giving users an intelligent, immersive and integrated mobile experience. The Android 2.2 upgrade offers voice-controlled GPS through Google MapsTM with Navigation, faster performance by JIT(Just in Time) compiler. Additionally, further functionalities including Search in-browser, Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, improved customization options will be provided with OS upgrade.
- Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance
- Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web
- Setup Wizard: Quickly customize the GALAXY S and access networks with ease
- Home Screen/Menu Preview and Edit : Preview by pinch-zoom
- Search in-Browser : Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary
The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.