Samsung Galaxy S phones

It may have taken quite a while for Samsung to begin rolling out Android 2.2 for its Galaxy S devices here in the U.S., but thankfully it doesn't sound like the devices' Gingerbread updates will take nearly as long. Samsung announced this morning that both the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will be updated to Android 2.3, with products in the U.K. and Nordic countries getting the first crack at 2.3 in the middle of this month. There's no exact date given for when we can expect phones like the Epic and Fascinate to be moved to Gingerbread, but Samsung does say that 2.3 will "gradually" make its way to North America "according to the regional plan."

We recently saw a build of Android 2.3 for the Gingerbread for the Epic 4G leak out, and the sources claimed that the update could begin rolling out as soon as June 5th. While that date is still very much a rumor at this point, it's good to know that at least one Galaxy S phone's 2.3 update is in testing right now. We'll be sure to keep a close eye on the situation and let you know more when we do, so stay tuned.

Samsung Offers Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.

The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung's intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.

The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:

· Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.

The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung's device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung's corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).

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Lorenz Angelo Barcelona
Lorenz Angelo Barcelona @Jon but those still aren't full roms that completely change the phone like miui or cyanogen or bionix. And with newer phones coming out, the chances of my phone getting any good Roms is slim to none. We legit have almost no developers
Carlos Valenzuela
Carlos Valenzuela HTC phones should get gingerbread
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios Ive been with my T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant since November..Ive rooted it but only got one Update...2.1.1..:-(
Dishant Shah
Dishant Shah Will HTC EVO ever get gingerbread?
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone A Samsung phone getting an update?! The Cubs have a better chance of winning the World Series this year!
Parker Spitzer
Parker Spitzer I am very excited for it
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio @Lorenz: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1068 Deodexed ROMs are already available.
Cheri Moushey Roby
Cheri Moushey Roby Being curious, What is the difference? I mean is gingerbread better?
Leon Brandy
Leon Brandy LIES!!
Lorenz Angelo Barcelona
Lorenz Angelo Barcelona @Jon because with some phones *cough* galaxy s 4g *cough* doesn't have any custom roms yet and probably never will
Martin Vega
Martin Vega pfsh im happy with my HD2 dual boot gingerbread and wp7. how you gonna act? haha
Sean McCollum
Sean McCollum ED12 has been leaked for the Samsung Epic 4g. Expect to see EE03 in a couple days. Both are based on Android 2.3.3.
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio Uhm, I don't get why people still rely on official updates. I could easily root my phone and flash a custom ROM (which is miles ahead of stock) with Gingerbread any day.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope
Glen Perez
Glen Perez Yeah when hell freezes over....
Mark Gittens
Mark Gittens Yeah in the year 2030
Guillermo Hernandez
Guillermo Hernandez here in guatemala we got gingerbrea 2 weeks ago :) galaxy s
Dre Ill
Dre Ill Not likely. They maximize their profits based on our short attention span. It seems that most have forgot about the year it took to begin the Froyo (2.2) update in light of the SGSII. The same people who bought the first Galaxy S line will foolishly purchase the Galaxy II hoping it wont happen twice.
Gainaako Munyal
Gainaako Munyal I personally use a fascinate (the galaxy s phone on Verizon). We just recently got froyo officially late April. I'm really crossing my fingers on the gingerbread update.
David McNeill
David McNeill Gingerbread for the UK Galaxy S is already made, they released it a month ago but stopped it after 1 hour due to some 'flaws'.. They just need to fix them and re-release it. How long that'll take is the real question. But yeah, it does exist.
Adnan Erlangga Raharja
Adnan Erlangga Raharja An official update of course.
Adnan Erlangga Raharja
Adnan Erlangga Raharja Yes, samsung galaxy s, mini, ace, etc... Will get an update really soon. :D
Shawn Towle
Shawn Towle Root and flash.. You could have been using gingerbread for months
Francisco Velez Jr.
Francisco Velez Jr. If we don't I flash my own shit
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio CyanogenMod 7. Problem solved.
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue Sprints Nexus has gingerbread out of the box....
Gregory Gilleylen Jr.
Gregory Gilleylen Jr. Isn't the Droid X suppose to be getting Gingerbread?
KoDy Designed ByCrime
KoDy Designed ByCrime HTC is shit! SAMSUNG FOR LIFE!!! DROID CHARGE OWNER ...
Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards Despite Sammy saying so, I don't think it will. You're almost better off going with a non-official cyanogenmod or hacked beta than waiting on Samsung.
Prabhath Jay
Prabhath Jay optimus one is getting gingerbread by the end of this month.. YAY
Derrico Brown
Derrico Brown If they do it will be directly from Samsung on their website. I don't think carriers care anymore about giving out updates. Costs too much, they run into problems, and it's too time consuming.
Dustin Halnez
Dustin Halnez @Chris Blount...you do know that the SGS2 has the same overlay right??
Saab Bakkali
Saab Bakkali Yes Samsung kust anouced
Enrique BigPapi Martinez
Enrique BigPapi Martinez The galaxy s series will be getting gingerbread it was made official today Samsung themselves have Verified this information
Victor Rios
Victor Rios Better than nothing...hopefully it'll also come to the Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Captivate and Fascinate.
Chris LilXhris Blount
Chris LilXhris Blount No cuz it sucks, lame OS overlay , sgs2 thats a winner
Victor Rios
Victor Rios I think they will...I read something a couple weeks ago about the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G getting Gingerbread soon.
David McNeill
David McNeill Doubt it.. I just got Gingerbread on my Desire HD, Samsung started the update roll-out one month earlier, messed it up and STILL no one has it.
Shatia Lonesome
Shatia Lonesome nope; we've been forgotten & left behind.
Kevin Regitz
Kevin Regitz thats the question :D someone should kick samsungs ass :D
Henry Lavender
Henry Lavender I should be getting Gingerbread today :D Desire HD
Neal Daringer
Neal Daringer no

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