Samsung Galaxy S owners on T-Mobile's network have finally got the highly anticipated Android 2.2. Froyo update after months of waiting.
T-Mobile customers with Samsung's popular handset were due to receive the update on 1 December after a series of delays, but the roll-out was announced in a forum post around a week late, by spokesman Barry, who has previously been the bearer of bad news.
The update is available via Samsung's client software, Kies, despite the network previously saying: "Our goal is to make the update process smoother and we are working to become the only mobile operator offering FOTA (Firmware over the Air) updates for the Samsung product range. The aim was and still is to have the FOTA update available at some point today," which was posted on 31 November.
Several forum users were surprised by T-Mobile's claim at the time and questioned whether the Galaxy S had any kind of OTA update facility. The Kies method means handset owners have to have their phones hooked up to a PC to receive the update.
While T-Mobile will no doubt be patting itself on the back for finally delivering Froyo to increasingly disgruntled Galaxy S owners, it was beaten by Three, which rolled out the update before it.
Three made the update available on 6 December, announcing the move via Twitter. Just like T-Mobile, Three plumped for the Kies method, perhaps hinting that FOTA plans might have been a tad ambitious.
While Galaxy S owners might be chuffed that they eventually have the chance to upgrade their OS, many have experienced teething troubles, if forum posts are anything to go by. One user summed up his overall T-Mobile experience, posting: "All in all, lots of fail."
HTC Legend owners will also be able to upgrade to Froyo as the company has announced via Twitter:"The Android 2.2 update for Legend is now live across Europe. Thanks for your patience everyone! Happy Holidays."