Samsung Captivate owners, I'm about to make your day ten times better. Samsung just contacted us to say that they're teaming up with AT&T to send out an update for the Captivate today that will improve the handset's GPS capabilities (a known issue with some Galaxy S devices) and bring other enhancements, like a full version of QuickOffice. The update is available beginning today and will be pushed to Captivates throughout the next couple of weeks. The full statement from Samsung can be read below.
I know, I know, you guys are all disappointed that this update isn't Android 2.2, but an improved GPS is better than nothing, right? If you don't feel like waiting days or possibly weeks for your GPS to work properly, you could try hitting System Update on your Captivate to try and initiate the update yourself. When the update does finally hit your beloved Captivate, you'll come back and tell us all about it, won't you?
An update to improve the Samsung Captivate's GPS performance is now available. Captivate customers will receive a notification on their device that an update is available and will simply need to download the file to update their phone. The updates will be pushed to customers’ devices over the next few weeks.
The update for the Captivate will also improve additional device functions, such as media scanning time, add the full version of Quickoffice and address Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support.