Samsung’s sent out an update for all you owners of basically every Galaxy device under the sun promising no less than Android 2.3 Gingerbread before the end of this month. The update comes officially at the end of yesterday, those of you living in the UK and other Nordic countries having the best luck will be seeing this update first. From there, starting in mid-May (now,) the rest of the world will see such lovely treats: Euro markets, North America, Southeast Asia, Middle East Asia, Africa, and the rest. This update will be rolling out via Kies. This release solidifies months of whispers of similar such reports on the same cookie.
This update to Gingerbread will be coming specifically to the following devices: Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Fit, and Galaxy Mini. Cookies for all! If you’ve got this update already, be sure to let us know what region you’re in so we can report the spread as accurately as possible. Of course you’re fully encouraged to cry and weep as you wait as well, comments galore.
Amongst the things this upgrade is said to bring to all of you who haven’t had Gingerbread for months now via ClockworkMod are Faster Performance and Upgraded Usability. For a taste of what you’ll be seeing, head over to our Nexus S 4G review – a Samsung device with a super sensual dose of Gingerbread that can’t be beat.
Samsung Offers Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab
– New platform upgrade gives users increased speed and performance
SEOUL, Korea – 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).