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.

Author: Florin

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  • Nyrez

    This is probably the only samsung phone i will buy. What does such a long delay say about there other product lines such as tv’s, bluray player, and even washer dryer and fridge. The update to 2.2 has taken way too long. I guess promises are not worth keeping. Thanks samsung for the gps “fix”. It dont work.

  • Jm Odell

    Root it

  • Bighurt187

    I need it now

  • Virtualmatrix258

    What Samsung will do is give us Froyo and skip out on Gingerbread. For this unpleasant experience when my contract is up I’m never buying samsung phones and I’m going straight to iPhone. This whole situation is sad…

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  • Junjie1

    It’s incredulous that until now Samsung is still working on the Froyo update. Froyo was officially released on May 2010. Since then HTC and Motorola have already relased Froyo updates. LG has released a phone with Froyo. When I bought my Captivate on its release in July, the buzz was that Froyo was to be released in August or pretty soon afterwards. Then October, then November. By December, @GalaxySsupport on twitter was tweeting that Froyo updates were to be released by the end of the year. Then on January 2 they started tweeting what was pasted above. The most likely scenario is that they are having problems with Touchwiz UI 3.0 (which is the common denominator of all US phones). Either that or Samsung did not really put much effort in updating Froyo and is just trying to catch up now.

  • Junjie1

    It’s incredulous that until now Samsung is still working on the Froyo update. Froyo was officially released on May 2010. Since then HTC and Motorola have already relased Froyo updates. LG has released a phone with Froyo. When I bought my Captivate on its release in July, the buzz was that Froyo was to be released in August or pretty soon afterwards. Then October, then November. By December, @GalaxySsupport on twitter was tweeting that Froyo updates were to be released by the end of the year. Then on January 2 they started tweeting what was pasted above. The most likely scenario is that they are having problems with Touchwiz UI 3.0 (which is the common denominator of all US phones). Either that or Samsung did not really put much effort in updating Froyo and is just trying to catch up now.

  • Kclarke Enteract

    Im done with Samsung. I feel like complete sucker, especially with all the other great phones out there, including the iPhone. I’m gonna root this thin and if I brick it, I justify buying a new phone w/o samsungs greasy touchwise prints all over the place.

  • Samsuck

    Samsung is real ayyholes with this froyo issue. I love their computer monitors and have about 6 of them, but this phone is effing pizzing me off. Sick of waiting for month after month of lies and false promises.

  • Samsuck

    Samsung is real ayyholes with this froyo issue. I love their computer monitors and have about 6 of them, but this phone is effing pizzing me off. Sick of waiting for month after month of lies and false promises.

  • samsung sucker

    I think it just takes more time to update our American phones due to having to work around all of the bloatware, and ensurng that Bing search remains primary. We should all be enjoying Gingerbread right now, instead of having to beg for leftover Froyo crumbs. We’ve been suckered.

  • Bob

    I wish people would STFU about this Froyo thing and how Samsung sucks etc. If you want Froyo so bad flash one of the stable custom ROM’s floating around out there and quit b*tching.

    People act as if it is so easy to program a phone that any random monkey could do it…that’s not the case. And if you want to argue this fact…why don’t YOU create the update from scratch :)

  • Wlake085

    I’m in Oklahoma and I bought my captivate in Oklahoma and I’ve been running froyo since October. Download it to your phone people. Don’t be stupid, its available. Google captivate froyo and you will be running it in less than 10 minutes.