Good (and perhaps unexpected) news for those of you sporting a Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile! Your smartphone will get updated to Android 2.2 Froyo, and the rollout of that update starts today.
Of course, cynics may eagerly point out how backwards it is that a phone gets a software update 4 whole months after an even newer version of said software first hit the streets, but cynics probably don’t own a Samsung Intercept anyway.
For those of you that do, you need to know that this update is of the over-the-air variety, meaning that in order to apply it you will not need to connect your phone to a computer. In fact, your Intercept will notify you that there’s an update available, and at that point you just select Restart and Install. The update procedure will take 5 to 15 minutes, and you won’t be able to use your phone while it’s updating. Don’t forget to ensure that your device is charged or connected to AC power before triggering the update, for you don’t want to lose power in the middle of the update.
The update brings the Intercept improved support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, the ability to install apps to the SD card, improved Bluetooth device support, Bluetooth voice dialling, and overall improved system performance. Your device should feel and operate faster after the update than it did before.
Because the update is OTA, its release is staggered – it may take a few weeks for your particular handset to receive it. But fret not, for it is on its way. And after all, what are a couple more weeks after you’ve waited this long?
More information is available on Virgin Mobile’s website dedicated to this update.
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