While there’s been absolutely no sign of Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the Samsung Galaxy S yet (even if Samsung has somewhat confirmed that it is on the way), Samsung has decided to update the international version of the Galaxy S, the GT-i9000, to Android 2.2.1.
This is still Froyo, and, as its name implies, Android 2.2.1 is a bug fixing release. However, for the Samsung Galaxy S, it appears to be more than that. Many Swedish Galaxy S owners are reporting a general speed-up in device operation after applying this update. Which is quite a nice surprise, since the Galaxy S has had its fair share of lag issues since its release.
The update is possibly only available in Sweden right now, since that’s the only place it’s been reported to be. To update, you’ll need to use Samsung’s Kies desktop software, as always with the Galaxy S. If your Galaxy S has root access, you may want to hold off on updating until your favorite forum confirms that you won’t lose root as a consequence.
If you don’t see the update yet, fret not, for it will probably become available to you eventually.
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