Will there be an upgrade of "Samsung Galaxy S" from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2?
October 13, 2010 6:40 AM   Subscribe

Will there be an upgrade of "Samsung Galaxy S" from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2? If yes, the most important question WHEN? Will it depends on the carriers or universal?
posted by omaralarifi to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yes. Probably sometime in October. An upgrade leaked via Kies in the summer, but it had some problems. Here's a leaked email from Samsung that (supposedly) says it's working.
posted by Plutor at 6:50 AM on October 13, 2010

Today, Samsung released the source code for the Galaxy S 2.2 update, which means official release must be right around the corner.
posted by Plutor at 7:46 AM on October 13, 2010

Usually this is dependent on the Carriers after the manufacturer releases an update. That is if you want the official release.
posted by mmascolino at 8:34 AM on October 13, 2010

XXJPM would appear to be the official froyo update; it's available to flash now via unofficial methods, and should be available through kies any day now. I've just installed it on my unlocked i9000, and am in the process of re-installing my apps.

So far, very nice.

If you want to install yourself without using kies, there are links on xda developers. If you're not flashed your own firmware on the galaxy yet, you probably want to wait for either the official release, or a how-to thread specific to XXJPH.
posted by ArkhanJG at 9:58 AM on October 13, 2010

And I buggered up that link. Trying again: xda-developers...

Incidentally, with the galaxy s - at least the UK versions - you get the firmware updates officially through kies, rather than through an over-the-air update, so you don't need to wait for the carrier branded one unless you really want to. That assumes you don't have a US version of the galaxy S, like the captivate or such, in which case you'll want the firmware specific to that model.
posted by ArkhanJG at 10:01 AM on October 13, 2010

Spent last week at the CTIA meeting (big mobile tradeshow) and spoke directly with multiple handset manufacturers --there's a slew of new devices shipping with 2.1 and I expect every device shipped this way in the past six months will be upgraded to 2.2 though the timing will be dependent on OEMs/Carriers. Should all happen before the end of the year.
posted by donovan at 11:03 AM on October 13, 2010

In general, this process works as follows:

Google releases version X of Android (Froyo, Gingerbread, whatever)
Manufacturer can, if they want, take this version and make it work on their device (tweak hardware specific stuff, maybe update any UI customizations like Sense or MotoBlur, etc)
Carrier can, if they want, release this version to customers.

Google will always be cranking out new Android versions, but the manufacturer and carrier both have a say in whether it will reach consumers, either one could be a block.

[This is kind of US-specific, though, and assumes carrier locked phones. If you have an unlocked phone you can update yourself, although someone will still have to do any hardware-specific changes]
posted by wildcrdj at 4:32 PM on October 13, 2010

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