Samsung Galaxy S, with multiple European users of xda-developers reporting that the new ROM went live overnight. The update is available through Samsung Kies, the company's PC software tool. A Gingerbread build for the Galaxy S was leaked back in February, but until now the freshest European firmware has been Android 2.2 Froyo. US versions of the Galaxy S are still languishing on Eclair in some cases. It's early days for feedback on the new ROM, but users are hoping for snappier performance more akin to the Samsung-made Nexus S. Let us know if you spot the update rolling out to your country in the comments. [via AgeMobile - thanks droider!]
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Eldar Murtazin has heard that Samsung is readying the Galaxy S i9001, an overclocked version of the original device. The Galaxy S i9001's single-core chip will apparently be running at 1.4GHz, rather than the 1GHz it originally offered. That, Murtazin suggests, will make the i9001 Samsung's rival to the HTC Pyramid, though we're expecting the HTC handset to be dual-core. Exact release dates are unknown, and of course none of this is official. Still, we wouldn't be surprised if Samsung milked the Galaxy S series' success a little longer, just as it has done with the recent 4G version. Update: Samsung Russia has confirmed the Galaxy S Plus i9001, with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, TouchWiz 3.0, 8GB of internal memory, HD video recording, a 1.4GHz processor and HD video recording/playback. It will arrive in Russia at the end of April, priced at 23,990 rubles ($844). [Thanks Kunal!]
Galaxy S II's arrival.
Paran, the info on the Galaxy Tab 2 coming from SlashGear. Have a look and open up your pocketbooks because you're about to stock up.
predicted, Samsung has quietly unveiled the Galaxy SL GT-I9003, a Super Clear LCD version of the existing Galaxy S. The new model keeps the Galaxy S' 1GHz Hummingbird processor, Android 2.2 Froyo OS and 16GB of onboard storage, but swaps out the Super AMOLED display. Although Samsung hasn't confirmed it, the exchange is believed to be to preserve stocks of Super AMOLED for its newer devices; the best-selling Galaxy S is due to be replaced at MWC 2011 in a week or so. Right now it's being listed on the Samsung Middle-East site, but there's no telling whether other regions will also get this alternative model. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]