Samsung outlines plans for massive Gingerbread rollout

Say what you will about the companies past track-record with updating their handsets, but you can’t say that Samsung isn’t trying now. Outed in a short, but sweet, press release today, Samsung has outlined their plans for Gingerbread flavored software bumps coming to the Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, Ace, Gio, Fit, and mini.

According to the press release, UK and Nordic countries will be the first to see Gingerbread reach their handsets starting in mid-May (or anytime now), with other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world landing their Christmas cookies “according to the regional plan.”

So just what will the upgrade to Gingerbread finally bring various Galaxy users?

- Faster Performance: Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.

- Upgraded Usability: The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

Be sure to keep an eye on DroidDog as we’ll be sure to let you know exactly when the update for your Galaxy S device is ready to go.

Press release:

Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab

SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.

The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.

The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:

· Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.

The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).

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