Samsung Captivate Android OS 2.2 Upgrade Released, Then Quickly Pulled

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The long-awaited upgrade to Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) for AT&T’s Samsung Captivate was released today… only to be quickly withdrawn.

Currently, it’s not clear if this system software upgrade was released by mistake, or if a bug was found in it almost immediately.

Samsung Captivate from AT&TThis is just another blow to users of the Captivate, which was released last summer with Android OS 2.1, even though the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system at that time was already OS 2.2.

Although Samsung has committed to releasing an upgrade for this model, and at one point said this would be available by the end of November, users of this smartphone are still waiting.

Since then, Google has introduced Android OS 2.3, which is currently available only on the Samsung Nexus S.

New in Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)
Android OS 2.2 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 version of Google’s operating system 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.

Samsung Captivate ReviewIn addition, Samsung has promised that this system software upgrade will include a fix for a bug that sometimes causes these smartphones to be unable to get a GPS lock.




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