Samsung Galaxy S finally receives FroYo
For a long time the users of Samsung Galaxy S have waited for an update to Android 2.2. Samsung had promised many times to release it until some date but later on they apologized and postponed it for a later date. This really frustrated everyone but none of Galaxy S owners could do anything but wait. But it seems that the wait and delays are over. Users from Norway, Denmark and Sweden report that they have successfully updated their Galaxy S to Android 2.2 via Kies. And this surely means only one thing – soon everyone should expect an update either OTA or via Kies.
If you want to try and see if you have the update, follow these steps:
- Download and install Samsung Kies (If you don’t already have it)
- Update Kies to the latest version.
- Connect your phone and after being registered, click on the phone with the little arrow icon at the bottom right.
- Complete the firmware update do JPM (if you are lucky to have such an update).
As for the new things in Android 2.2 for Samsung Galaxy S – this is the list:
- Android 2.2 JIT compiler
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
- New Android Market with auto-update feature
- Speed improvements
- Better default keyboard
- Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
- Improvements in UI of app drawer and default icon dock
- Colored icons in settings menu
- GPS Fix which was awaited for so long
- Media Hub
- New menu theme
- Better Exchange support
- Video records in MP4 format
- New Search widget
- New Gmail application