It's about time
While owners of the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, Evo 4G, and Epic 4G have been getting their hands dirty with the latest version of Android for months now, those who went with the Samsung Galaxy S route have found themselves with nothing but questions as to when they'd receive the fateful upgrade. It appears as though that time may be now.
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Completely out of the blue, respected news site Chosun has released a quick news blurb noting that the Android 2.2 update, also known as Froyo, will be posted as an officialy download on samsungmobile.com at precisely 8:00 PM tonight. The site cites an official announcement from Samsung.
The news comes after Google and Samsung have continuously been dodgy about details regarding the update for Samsung's Android-powered smartphones. To date, the only handsets to receive the upgrade have been phones manufactured by other companies. Only about a quarter of all Android users have upgraded their device to the latest OS.
Many of those who haven't upgraded simply have a phone that is too outdated to receive it. But the Galaxy S platform is one of the most technically adept on the market right now and is more than capable of running Froyo.
Exactly what has been causing the hold-up is anyone's guess, but it's been a real problem for Samsung as it tries to market the devices.
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Android 2.2 brings with it features like full browser support for the latest Flash video standard, the ability to use your phone as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and enhanced voice controls for all aspects of the device. It should be a welcome addition to the Galaxy S family.