Samsung has started upgrading Android 2.2 Froyo updates to its Galaxy S handset back in October for different territories in the world. Now its UK’s turn. Samsung UK @Twitter has announced that Samsung is now rolling out Froyo updates for Galaxy S handsets via all network carriers across UK.
As usual, 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.
Android 2.2 Froyo update will include many features, which adds some improvisation to apps performance and enable Adobe flash player 10.1 compatibility in the browser, TouchWiz interface, new Android Market with a new overhaul UI, colored settings icons, improved default keyboard, media hub and much more. The update is also supposed to have a fix for a bug that has sometimes disabled the GPS to lock on the Galaxy S phones.
The Android 2.2 Froyo Update 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
# 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 G-mail application
# Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
Galaxy S users can download KIES from the Samsung support site, which also has the full Froyo version of the user manual for download as well. US Galaxy S users have to wait for Froyo update till this year end. Samsung’s Intercept & Epic 4G also to get Android 2.2 update on Sprint’s network before this year end.
Source: @ Samsung UK