Unfortunately, the title of this post is not a question that is easily answered. It should be. Who is Google using to pioneer Gingerbread? Samsung. On which device? The Nexus S, which could very well be considered a part of the Galaxy S line; Same processor, screen, etc. Samsung could have just come out and said, “We know Gingerbread will work on a Galaxy S, so we will work on updating to it,” but instead, they are preparing you for a worst case scenario – Something Samsung users in the past (and those of you still waiting for 2.2 on your Galaxy S device), are all too familiar with.
The official statement from Samsung goes like this:
“In case a new version of Android operating system is publicly announced and released, Samsung will review the possibility of implementation of such new version to the existing Samsung products with Android operating system (“Update”). Such a review will be based on various factors including, without limitation, the overall effect of such Update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and the software licensors. If Samsung decides to make the Update available to the users after such consideration, Samsung will use its efforts to develop such Update, which may be released to the users upon successful completion of such development.”
Essentially, “We are still working on whether or not the Galaxy S will see Gingerbread.” Every single Galaxy S device, the Vibrant, Captivate, Fascinate, and Epic, are all capable of running 2.3, but it’s up to Samsung if they decide to put the update out or not. Of course the statement leaves room for Samsung to say hey, we checked it out and we will be updating those devices, so I suppose it’s best to try and not jump to conclusions.
The question of the hour still remains: Galaxy S owners, how does this make you feel? If Samsung doesn’t update your device to Gingerbread simply because they don’t have the time, I’m guessing none of you would be too happy. Let us know what’s swirling around in your head in the comments below.
Via Android Guys