Samsung has started upgrading all the models in its Galaxy S series to Android OS 2.2. The company now says this process will be finished by the end of next month. The upgrade will bring a number of enhancements, including support for Adobe Flash and a fix for the GPS problems that plague these smartphones.
This 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, but users of these devices are still waiting.
Samsung has now set itself a deadline. A post on Twitter from its U.K. subsidiary says, “We expect all operator versions to be available by the end of November.”
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.