All of the top U.S. wireless carriers offer versions of the Android OS-based Samsung Galaxy S, though under different names. No matter what the name, Samsung says that upgrades to Android OS 2.2 for these smartphones will be released in the coming weeks.
Over the summer, Samsung committed to bringing 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 hasn’t yet specified when this would be available.
Now, however, Samsung Mobile España has announced that the Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade for the Galaxy S series will be introduced in late October.
And it’s possible the U.S. carriers will get their upgrades sooner — T-Mobile UK said today that its version for this device will be out around the end of this month.
New in Android OS 2.2
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.
The Samsung Galaxy S models are going to ship with the other major enhancement in Android OS 2.2: portable hotspot software.
This upgrade also contains a number of other small enhancements, such as the ability to store applications on a removable memory card.