Launched in the summer of 2009, the Omnia II i8000 is still one of Samsung’s flagship Windows Mobile phones. Unfortunately, just like HTC’s HD2, the Omnia II will not be upgradeable to the new Windows Phone 7 – because of Microsoft’s rigorous requirements.
However, the Samsung Omnia II i8000 will receive a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 upgrade.
According to Samsung Hub, Samsung Sweden has confirmed the WM 6.5.3 update for the Omnia II, and this should come sometime in the second half of May. The upgrade will bring visual enhancements, as well as improved touchscreen responsiveness.
All Samsung Omnia II handsets launched after the WM 6.5.3 upgrade is out will come with the latest version of the OS pre-installed. Moreover, it’s said that a white version of the Omnia will be released in May – although I’m pretty that this is already available, in some markets at least.
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