Samsung has confirmed the Android 2.2 update for its Galaxy S handsets has been pushed back to November, after yet another delay.
It had previously been announced that owners of the popular handset could expect the Froyo update this week and benefit from features including better navigation apps and faster performance...but alas this is no longer the case.
While there seems to be no explicit reason for the delay, Samsung said the Froyo software is being tested with UK operators and will be available in the UK ‘from early November'.
"We expect all operator versions of the software to be fully tested and downloadable by the end of November," it said.
The upgrade will be available via Samsung's in-house software upgrade programme called Kies, an update version of which will be downloadable from www.samsungmobile.co.uk. The firm also said it will publish video tutorials on how to upgrade.
Key benefits of the Froyo upgrade include: a boost in browser performance including navigation and a pinch and zoom feature, enhanced user interface with brighter colours and Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation.
Froyo will also add Adobe Flash Player 10.1, better message editing and the ability to save apps to a memory card, plus a search-in-browser to the handset.
Simon Stanford, MD of mobile for Samsung UK and Ireland, said: "Samsung are committed to providing our customers with the best possible mobile experience, and this upgrade enhances the incredible features of the Galaxy S handset. We also want the upgrade process to be simple and hassle-free for customers, hence the new version of our Kies software and the step-by-step video guides."