Android 2.2 Froyo update for US Samsung Galaxy S owners coming “as soon as possible”
Are you one of those 4+ million users who bought a Samsung Galaxy S in the US (be it called Captivate, Fascinate, Epic 4G, Vibrant or Mesmerize)? If yes, you’re still waiting for Samsung to roll-out an Android 2.2 Froyo update for your handset – despite the fact that users in other parts of the world are enjoying the new version of the OS for a quite a few months now.
Samsung USA still doesn’t have an exact date for the Froyo update – however, it recently tweeted that it’s “working to make the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade available to all U.S. Galaxy S owners as soon as possible”, and that it wants “Galaxy S owners to have a simple / reliable upgrade. We are running tests due to complexity / unique functionality.”
Hopefully, “as soon as possible” means sometime this quarter.
I don’t quite understand why Samsung doesn’t want to update the US editions of the Galaxy S directly to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but that’s another story.