vacancies advertise contact news tip The Vault
facebook rss twitter

Samsung Galaxy S owners rejoice - Froyo is here!

by Sarah Griffiths on 5 November 2010, 10:17

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qa2vy

Add to My Vault: x

At last!

The wait is finally over for owners of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone, who will shortly be able to update their handset with the Android 2.2 Froyo software.

Samsung UK announced the news via Twitter and wrote: "Froyo starts rolling out today; everyone will have it by the end of Nov. To prepare, get the latest version of Kies http://bit.ly/cfjJDa"

The wait has been long and frustrating for owners of the popular handset. A couple of weeks ago Samsung confirmed the rollout had been delayed again, with users originally expecting Froyo in September...then early October...and finally early November.

In late October, Samsung said the software was being tested with UK operators and added: "We expect all operator versions of the software to be fully tested and downloadable by the end of November," and it would appear this will not be delayed, making good on its final promise.

Galaxy S users must have the latest version of Kies, Samsung's PC software installed on their handsets, according to the company.

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.



HEXUS Forums :: 5 Comments

Login with Forum Account

Don't have an account? Register today!
Thanks Sarah - downloading Kies as I write.
Yay, Froyo time. Only took about three hours.
Need to upgrade my GF's phone when I get home.

Is it a simple process that backs up and restores everything?

Cheers.
LWA
Need to upgrade my GF's phone when I get home.

Is it a simple process that backs up and restores everything?

Cheers.

There were lots of back-up options chucked at me but I wasn't too bothered at it's a review unit. The process did get rid of most of my shortcuts and widgets though.
Ah fair enough, thanks for the update.