Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S (GT-i9000) is officially getting Android 2.2. The press release — which is dated October 18 — lists: voice-controlled GPS through Google Maps with Navigation, faster performance by JIT(Just in Time) compiler, Search in-browser, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1″ as some of the improvements being implemented by Froyo. The release states that the upgrade will “be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.” Hit the jump for the full release. More →
If a report by the Korea IT Times is to be believed, Samsung is preparing an extremely aggressive launch for its Galaxy S; one which would see the Android smartphone launch in 110 countries in a single day. There’s no definitive word on when the launch will occur, but the smart money is on it going down this month or early next. In all likelihood, the spectacle is being planned with the intention of drawing as much media attention to the handset as possible, and, as Korea IT Times points out, it also highlights Samsung’s confidence that it has a spot in the sun in the smartphone world. No guts, no glory, right?
The already favorable odds that the Samsung Galaxy S will soon find a home in the US have skyrocketed, as the super sexy smartphone has been awarded certification by the FCC. Sporting the AT&T-friendly 3G bands, the Galaxy S would represent a huge shot in the arm to AT&T’s Android offerings which is currently limited to the Motorola BACKFLIP. And although we can’t tell you with 100% certainty that AT&T is in its future, short of getting a hold of some internal AT&T documents or an official announcement, we’d certainly put a lot of money on this being the case. More →