Samsung Galaxy S upgrading to Android 2.2 Froyo Version

Previously released Samsung Galaxy S powered by Android 2.1 OS will be upgrading to latest Android 2.2 OS Froyo version with improved performance from the mid of this October month.

The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available through Kies, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. Samsung Kies is a Key PC software with intuitive, easy & simple usability which enables users to drive easy data backups, transfer powerful multimedia management and some more useful features. Kies can be downloaded at the Samsung Mobile website.

Some guys over xda-developers forum are seeing JPM update in the latest version of Samsung’s Kies PC software.

The new Android 2.2 offers many features

  • – Android 2.2 JIT compiler
  • – Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
  • – New Android Market with auto-updating
  • – Speed improvements
  • – Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
  • – Improved default keyboard
  • – Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
  • – Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
  • – Colored icons in settings
  • – GPS Fix
  • – Colored settings icons
  • – Media Hub
  • – Darker menu theme, navy blue color
  • – Better Exchange support
  • – Video records in MP4 format
  • – New Search widget
  • – New Gmail application

Samsung getting Froyo

Samsung Galaxy S sports bigger 4 inch super AMOLED capacitive touch display(480 x 854 pixels), 5 Megapixel(2560×1920 pixels) camera with Auto Focus & LED Flash, 720p HD video recording capability by camera, Android 2.1 OS, 3G, Wi-Fi, HSPA, Swype Integration, ARM Cortex A8 1GHz Processor with 512 MB ROM & 2GB ROM, DLNA support, 8GB/16GB internal storage & support up to 32GB expansion.

Technical Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S(GT-I9000)

3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Form FactorCandy Bar
Size122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
Weight119 g
TypeSuper AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen
Size4.0 inch
Colors & Resolution16 Million Colors & (480 x 854) Pixels WVGA
Input/ User Interface
InputMulti Touch
TouchWiz 3.0 UI
Swype Integration
Pinch to Zoom capability (
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity Sensor for Auto turn-off
System Properties
Operating SystemAndroid 2.1 OS Eclair (will be upgrading Froyo version)
CPUARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor
512 MB RAM & 2GB ROM
Storage Capacity
Memory8GB \ 16GB internal storage
microSD card slot support up to 32GB
Browser & MessagingChrome Lite, HTML
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Still– 5 Megapixels
-2560×1920 pixels
– Touch Focus, LED Flash, Geo tagging, Face & Smile detection
Secondary(front side)VGA
Video Recording Capability720p @ 30fps
Bluetooth & USBBluetooth v3.0 with A2DP & v2.0 micro USB
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack*
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
HSDPAUp to 7.2 Mbps
HSUPAUp to 5.76 Mbps
EDGEUp to 32 – 48 Kbps
Music & Video
Video FormatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, AVI, 3GP, Flash Video
TypeLi-Ion 1540 mAh Standard battery
Standby TimeUp to 576 hours (3G)
Up to 750 hours (2G)
Talk TimeUp to 6 hours 30 min (3G)
Up to 13 hours 30 min (2G)
Other FeaturesGoogle Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google talk
YouTube, Calendar, Picasa integration
Flash Lite v3.1
Adobe Flash 10.1 (in upcoming Froyo version)
ColorsBlack, Grey

Samsung has already started seeding the Froyo update to Galaxy S devices in selected markets. Users in Sweden and Denmark have also started receiving the update.

Samsung stated that the Android 2.2 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.

Via Engadget

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