By Stephen Schenck | February 17, 2012 1:35 PM
With the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we’ve been focusing much of our attention lately on upcoming models: what we expect for the show, what will be hot, and when they’ll arrive. Even as keep up with all the leaks and rumors of this next-generation gear, manufacturers continue to remind us that they haven’t yet forgotten about the smartphones of yesteryear. We just saw HTC show some love to a handful of older models it added to its bootloader unlocking program. Today it’s Samsung’s turn, with the Galaxy S-line Continuum tapped to officially get Froyo.
We love it when manufacturers try to add a little innovation to new smartphone designs, so the Continuum with its secondary ticker display quickly caught our eye. Unfortunately, even the interesting hardware couldn’t keep attention focused on the handset, and it started to languish with infrequent updates. It wasn’t until August of last year that we saw a ROM leak for the phone that would bring the Continuum up to Android 2.2 Froyo. Many owners probably took that opportunity to flash their phones, but if you were waiting to see an official update arrive, carrier approval and all, the time has finally arrived.
The update comes as two parts, the first bringing the Continuum up to Froyo, and the second delivering a host of smaller bugfixes and system tweaks. In the end, your Continuum should be brought up to build EC09, a little more current than the EC03 we saw leaked last summer. We’ve already heard confirmations form some users, but if you haven’t yet, expect to see Verizon send out update notifications in the next couple days.