We’ve just received a note from Verizon letting us and the world know that Android 2.2 Froyo will be pushing to the Samsung Fascinate tomorrow, April 21st, 2011. This update brings the phone up to nearly the newest mobile operating system, trumped, of course, only by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the tablet-based version of the OS, 3.0 Honeycomb. We would expect that the update will start shooting out over the air tomorrow in certain areas of the country, but if you just can’t wait, there’s always a manual download.
If you do not want to wait for the server to send you your update, you can grab it yourself by following the following simple steps. You can also use these steps whenever you’d like to check and see if there’s an update on any ol’ odd day of the year. Benefits of doing this lovely update can be found [here]
1. From the main menu tap Menu
2. Select Settings
3. Select About phone
4. Select System updates
5. Select Check New
Once the screen pops up that says you’ve got a download available, press OK. Once your download has completed, select OK to install it. Once your software is installed, press OK again and you’ll be golden! If you receive this update as a notification from the server, you’ll essentially do the same thing except you’ll only have to press OK once!