Samsung has announced that the much awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Tab will start from mid-May 2011. You might be aware that Samsung had initially planned to release the Gingerbread update in mid-April. However, after having found that the update has some issues to address, Google decided (Samsung had clearly mentioned then that it was Google who pulled the update) to pull it and hence the roll out was temporarily suspended. But today we have just heard an official announcement from Samsung that it will be rolling out the Gingerbread update all the Galaxy S series mobile phones, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini (also known as Galaxy Pop in some regions) and Galaxy Tab.
The update will be initially rolled out in the UK, Nordic countries starting mid-May (this week!), followed by North America, Southeast Asia, Mideast Asia, Africa and then to the rest of the world. Users will have to use Samsung Kies program on their PCs to download and install the Gingerbread on the aforementioned Galaxy models from Samsung. Among the devices listed, we have already seen the leaked Android 2.3 build for Samsung Galaxy S i9000, and Galaxy Tab P1000 already started to get the update in Italy. We hope everything goes fine with the update this time and don’t forget to inform us through comments in case you see the update in your region.