Samsung didn’t say anything about Gingerbread via their facebook page. They did however make a statement earlier in the week that they were evaluating whether or not the Galaxy S line of devices was best suited for Gingerbread. We aren’t clear why they needed to consider this considering the fact that most of the specs of the upcoming Samsung Nexus S are the same, however they bought some time by telling us that.
Today, via a tweet from Samsung India, it was revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S line would get Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” of course without a timeline. Samsung has reinvented themselves over the last year and in the last quarter became the largest supplier of Android handsets in the world. The Samsung Galaxy S line of phones was rated the best phone by customers of Sprint, T-mobile and AT&T in the Consumer Reports cell phone survey that was issued earlier this week.
The only thing that has been a drawback for Samsung Galaxy S customers is the update cycle. The Galaxy S came out with Android 2.1 and the Touch Wiz overlay which makes it pretty, sharp and fast, however they’ve been telling us that Froyo was coming since late summer. After missing possible upgrade dates in September and November it looks like the Froyo update is right around the corner. So we can’t be sure how long it will be before the Galaxy S phones get Gingerbread, but it’s great that they are going to.