Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Upgrade Delayed in U.K.
Patience to all Samsung Galaxy S owners in the United States and the U.K., where upgrades to the Android 2.2 Froyo build have been delayed until November. Froyo upgrades have not been announced in the United States.Owners of Samsung Galaxy S smartphones will have to be patient with upgrades to Android 2.2 in the United States and in the U.K., where Samsung officials confirmed roll-outs have hit a snag. Samsung issued this press release Oct. 14 stating that Android 2.2 would be rolling out in the Nordic region in mid-October and in the following weeks to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America and Africa. But Samsung Mobile's. U.K. arm said in a Twitter tweet Oct. 21: "The Froyo upgrade will be available in the UK from early November and we expect all operator versions to be available by the end of November."
A spokesperson for Samsung Mobile in the United States told eWEEK there have been no official announcements on when the Android 2.2 update will be available in the United States.
This makes them competitive with Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry Torch and other smartphones as the market awaits Windows Phone 7 handsets next month. The Samsung Galaxy S line is the last batch of major Android smartphones to get Android 2.2 as Google prepares to launch Android 3.0. Optimized for tablet computers, Android 3.0 will have video chat support, a redesigned user interface and support for YouTube Leanback when it appears on smartphones and tablets late this year or early 2011.