Samsung has just announced that it is starting to send out an Android OS 2.2 upgrade to all the models in its Galaxy S series. This will bring a number of enhancements, including support for Adobe Flash and a fix for the GPS problems that plague these smartphones.
The company promised months ago bring to the latest version of Google's operating system to the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint, the Samsung Captivate from AT&T, the Samsung Fascinate from Verizon, and the Samsung Vibrant from T-Mobile, and the wait is almost over.
Galaxy S models are available around the world, and Samsung is going to rollout the system software upgrade gradually. According to an official statement:
The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.
New in Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)
The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
This Android OS 2.2 upgrade also contains a number of other enhancements, such as faster performance thanks to a new JIT compiler and the ability to store applications on a removable memory card.
In addition, this system software upgrade will include a fix for a bug that sometimes causes the Galaxy S models to be unable to get a GPS lock.
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