Samsung stops Galaxy S Froyo upgrade and plans to roll it out again in November

Taylor Martin
 from Concord, NC
Published: October 21, 2010

You probably all remember the Froyo update for the Galaxy S that started rolling out last Friday, right? Well, Samsung has apparently pull those updates due to less-than-fascinating results. They have sent out a press release that the update will be available in early November for the UK version of the Galaxy S (I9000), and that "all operator versions of the software to be fully tested and downloadable by the end of November." This, in all likelihood, means that by the end of November, no matter whether you have an Epic 4G, Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant, or the original I9000, you should all be running the much-hyped Android 2.2 on your Samsung device.

Just like last time, the update will be sent out via Samsung's Kies software, which still isn't Mac friendly to my knowledge, but the press release does mention a Kies upgrade has been issued. One on a lighter note, if you need help updating your device through Kies, Samsung will be publishing video step-by-step guides to lead you through the epic process. Here are the key benefits to upgrading straight from Samsung:

  • Improved browser performance: enhances browsing, navigation and the 'pinch and zoom' feature
  • Enhanced user interface adding vivid colours and features to the android menu structure
  • Google Maps with Navigation: A GPS navigation system with voice guidance for a turn-by-turn navigation
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1: the latest Flash Player for viewing video content
  • Enhanced user experience including message editing and the ability to save applications to memory card
  • Search in-browser: Googleâ„¢, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary

To see the full press release hit the source link. Once again, hold tight. The update is coming, even Samsung said it themselves. Let's just hope they stick to this date, the end of November isn't too far away. Just play some Angry Birds to pass the time.

Via Engadget (Image via DroidDog)