At a tech conference in Germany today Samsung Telecommunications announced that they would start updating the original Galaxy S smartphones in Europe to Android 2.3, Gingerbread in March. Samsung also specified that we shouldn’t expect Gingerbread to come to the US variants in the same time frame. (figures right?)
The Samsung Galaxy S is an amazing piece of hardware, however in the US it’s been plagued with upgrade problems to Android 2.2 Froyo. The Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile was the first US variant to get Froyo however it was an update delivered via mini-kies which left mac owners shut out. The AT&T Captivate was also upgraded via mini-kies which started earlier this week.
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Sprint was the first carrier to offer an over the air update (OTA) to it’s Samsung Epic 4G however that update was pulled Thursday for causing problems for some customers. No new upgrade date has been announced. The Samsung Fascinate on Verizon is still awaiting the update.
After all that though if you are a European, or Asian owner of the original Samsung Galaxy S you should see the Gingerbread update in March (start holding breath now)
In related news Samsung Vibrant owners can get CM7 which is based on Android 2.3, Gingerbread Read more here