Samsung officially announced today its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update plans for Samsung Galaxy branded smartphones which include the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy mini.
First to get the Gingerbread update will be the former flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S and the first users to receive the platform refresh via KIES will be those residing in the U.K. and Nordic countries starting from mid-May (which is already here). The update will then gradually roll out to other markets such as “Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle [...]
Samsung Mobile Cnada has just made poste on its Facebook page — dubbed wth an email confirmation to MobileSyrup — that it’s temporarily suspending the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Bell Vibrant Galaxy S variant.
The update has started to roll our last week but there were several users reporting that after applying the update, they ended up with nice and expensive bricks, according to the same source. Now Samsung is suspending the update while investigations are conducted and hopefully fix what needs to be repaired. While this is only reported to affect the [...]
After unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is Samsung’s flagship phone for this year, we wanted to dive a bit deeper into the hardware. First, we’ll go over specs. Packing a 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos CPU with 1GB of RAM, the Galaxy S II is a worthy successor to the Galaxy S (and its many, many variants), which had a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU with 512MB of RAM. Beyond that, the device comes with about 14GB of user-accessible storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card. The rear camera takes 1080p HD videos and 8MP photos. The front camera can shoot 2MP [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II is a very big deal for Samsung, as it’ll be their flagship for this year. Last year the Galaxy S line, with its Super AMOLED display, great battery life, and snappy performance provided by Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird chip, found its way onto all major carriers across the globe in different versions. We expect that the Galaxy S II will have a similar fate, because it ups the ante in a big way.
With the Galaxy S II, Samsung is ushering in the era of its larger and improved Super AMOLED Plus display, which provides incredible contrast and great [...]
Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has posted its results for the winter period and surprisingly the numbers are lower than many would have expected. The uber-popular Samsung Galaxy S (selling in numbers well over ten million), while a great smartphone, no longer enjoys the same popularity as people are looking forward to the next generation handset from the manufacturer.
Over the winter period, Samsung’s phone sales have dropped 14% year-over-year to 70 million units sold. The smartphones represent a total of 18% from the manufacturer’s phone portfolio — a [...]
Samsung’s Galaxy S 2 isn’t even launching until next week, but that hasn’t stopped the lucky few who have access to the smartphone pre-release from ripping some goodies from it. Over the weekend, the phone’s live wallpapers were extracted, ready for use on other Androids with WVGA displays. Now the whole shebang has been ripped, letting you install the brand new TouchWiz 4 interface on an original Galaxy S.
TouchWiz 4 builds on 3 with new gesture controls, using input from the phone’s sensors in addition to the touchscreen to let you manipulate in [...]
We were afraid this might happen taken into consideration the bumpy road of Samsung updates for the Galaxy S in the past when the smartphones were updated to Android 2.2 Froyo. Now the Gingerbread update roll-out has been halted by Google, says Vodafone.
Over the weekend several KIES programs got the update for the Samsung Galaxy S Android Gingerbread update and the manufacturer has even released the source. According to Vodafone, El Goog itself has halted the roll-out process “due to an issue with the Gingerbread update”. No other details were handed out but [...]
Samsung has pushed out the Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its highly popular Galaxy S smartphone last week and just recently, the source code for the new platform version has gone live on Samsung Open Source Release Center.
This simply means that all the ROM Chefs out there can download, dismantle, strip down and do their thing with the source and put together a nice new custom ROM that is tweaked and improved. This also means that based on the bugs the community finds and reports back Samsung can constantly improve its ROM. If you have a Galaxy S but zero interest or [...]
Many of you out there using the Samsung Galaxy S will be happy to find out that the wait for Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread for your smartphone is over — or at least it will be soon when the Gingerbread update hits your KIES software.
Google Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with baseband version I9000XXJVK, build number GINGERBREAD.XWJVB and build date of April 8 has surfaced in some KIES softwares according to reports. Samsung has had a little bit of trouble updating all the Galaxy S smartphones to Froyo — especially the carrier variants — but we hope they [...]
Several Froyo ROM builds have been leaked for the Verizon Fascinate, the carrier version of the Samsung Galaxy S, but now an ED01 version of the source code has been made public by the manufacturer itself.
It’s somehow sad that we’re talking Google Android 2.2.1 Froyo for a Galaxy S when some regions in Europe are already getting Android 2.3.3 via KIES software but better later than never, especially with carrier models. What this new build of Froyo source code means is that you’re getting closer to the day you’ve been waiting for on one hand and on the [...]
We first heard of the Samsung Galaxy S Plus a mere two weeks ago, along with a nice render of the device, and now the smartphone has already received its FCC certification, cementing in our minds that this is a very real phone that looks nearly ready to come to market.
All we knew about the Galaxy S Plus was that it’s supposed to feature a 1.4GHz single-core processor, have a four-inch Super AMOLED screen, and pack 8GB of storage. These early specs came a Russian Samsung site, so all we’ve been expecting so far was a European / Asian release. The Galaxy S Plus that [...]
All over Europe, mobile carriers and manufacturers are letting slip bits and pieces of news letting us know when we can expect to see Samsung’s Galaxy S finally get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While none have promised a specific date by which we can plan to see the software arrive, some have been more specific with their claims than others. The latest to chime in is Samsung Finland, helping to shore-up the ETA a bit.
Earlier today, UK carrier Three tweeted that Gingerbread would be out for the smartphone in several weeks’ time. This is following reports of [...]
After Samsung Romania promised Samsung Galaxy S users will receive an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread by the end of March — and then announced a delay — it’s now Three UK’s time to make a gingerbread flavored engagement.
The UK carrier tweeted that the latest Google mobile platform is “expected in the next couple of weeks”. Unfortunately there’s no real date to go with the announcement and we definitely hope it’s not going to turn out just another promise broken. Samsung Galaxy S users have waited too long for their Froyo update [...]
Samsung’s Galaxy S isn’t exactly hurting for Gingerbread options: you have your choice of custom kernels, and an official update leaked last week. What we’re still waiting for, though, is to see that official update go out OTA, finally reaching the hordes of phone users who aren’t quite up to the task of manually flashing their smartphones. We could see that update arrive by mid-April, according to UK carrier Three, which has tweeted that Gingerbread will likely be available “in the next couple of weeks”.
Elsewhere in Europe, we had heard out [...]
Samsung’s Galaxy S series includes almost more variants than we can keep track of, and the Galaxy S 2 is just around the corner. Color us surprised, then, to see word of a Galaxy S Plus pop up with a purported release date only a month away.
The mysterious smartphone has surfaced on a Russian Samsung Livejournal group, serving as “the official representative of Samsung Electronics Russia in the community”. If what we’re being told about this model checks out, it would seem to fall somewhere between the original lineup and the S2 in terms of performance, [...]
While Samsung’s Galaxy S series has been running a ported build of Gingerbread and has had CyanogenMod for some time now, we heard rumors earlier this month that an official Gingerbread release was pending, followed by an unspecified delay. Last night that pending release showed up on XDA forums as build I9000XXJVK. While this may not be final code as it is not being distributed via public channels yet, it is purported to be installed at service centers with warranty service.
The Gingerbread version contained in this release is 2.3.3, one version higher than a previously [...]
Android users on the U.S. Cellular network are finally joining other Galaxy S owners now that Android 2.2 Froyo is available for the Samsung Mesmerize.
While we’re unsure what took U.S. Cellular so long to finally release the update, but that’s water under the bridge. After applying the update, Mesmerize users will get the following benefits:
+ Microsoft Exchange Support: Fully integrated support for Microsoft Exchange (e-mail and calendar)+ Adobe Flash 10.1 Support: The addition of Adobe Flash to Android OS 2.2 is a major upgrade for Google’s mobile [...]
Samsung Romania has informed the world that Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be there for the Samsung Galaxy S by the end of March — together with Froyo update for the Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5.
In a recent Wall post, same Samsung Romania is letting its followers know that the Gingerbread update for the popular Samsung Galaxy S — alongside the Froyo update for the i5500 Galaxy 5 — will be delayed. No information related to what specifically triggered the delay has been made public but Samsung Romania says the reasons are strong and well founded. We just hope the [...]
Sprint is reportedly having another go at getting Android 2.2 Froyo onto their Galaxy S variant, the Samsung Epic 4G. We previously reported that the Froyo update for the Epic was halted due to various problems.
Apparently Sprint and Samsung have overcome the problems discovered after the previous upgrade had begun and are ready to try again. The OTA rollout is scheduled to start Monday, March 21, 2011 and should update the Epic to Android Froyo 2.2.1 EC05. It’s expected that the rollout should take approximately one week to complete.
This build will reportedly [...]
Samsung tipped the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for Galaxy S smartphones at the end of February and after three days the leaked ROM has surfaced on forums in all of its glory.
Samsung Romania has posted a device upgrade roll-out schedule for the Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 (to get Froyo on the week of March 14), the Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 (to get Froyo until March 31) and the Samsung Galaxy S. The latter will get Android 2.2.1 by March 20 and Android 2.3 Gingerbread by the end of this month.
This “end of March” release time-frame fits very well with [...]
Sprint’s Epic 4G, is one of the last Galaxy S variants still waiting for an official Android 2.2 Froyo build.
On February 21st we told you about Sprint starting the Froyo rollout, but by February 24th they’d stopped it, and allegedly pulled the update from their servers.
The reason for stopping the update was reportedly due to problems accessing content on the sdcard and data connectivity issues. It’s been almost two weeks and we haven’t heard anything from Sprint or Samsung regarding when the new update will be released — and some of us are [...]
According to our friends at XDA-Developers, a sister-site in Poland has gotten their hands on a leaked “official” release of Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000.
Just to be clear, this is the Galaxy S i9000 which is primarily availablein Europe and Asia. U.S. variants of the Galaxy S like the Vibrant, Fascinate, Epic 4G, and Captivate just barely got Android 2.2 Froyo (some are still on Android 2.1 Eclair).
We haven’t heard anything official from Samsung at this time, but we’re hopeful that this may be an indication of Samsung [...]
Now that Android Gingerbread has finally starting spreading to non-Nexus-S phones, there’s a glut of new rumors claiming which phones will get their updates, and when. While there’s no supporting evidence yet to back it up, supposedly Samsung has made a statement at an event it hosted in Germany that the Galaxy S will be getting Gingerbread sometime this March.
This information comes courtesy of an occasional gadget blogger who attended the event in Frankfurt, where Samsung has its European headquarters. According to the tweet he’s shared, the update will [...]
There’s a new modded Phone.apk available that will automatically record your calls if you are using a Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.2.1 — note that it will probably not work on Android 2.2.
The Phone.apk is modified to automatically record both incoming and outgoing calls — of course it can be disabled — and save the conversations to the CallRecords folder on your SD Card, inside Sounds. There are a couple of settings which you can manually change — like the template system for flexible naming of recordings — but there’s also an [...]