AT&T’s Samsung Captivate is getting updated version of its system software. This is going to deal with a bug in the GPS software and also offer some other improvements, including a full version of Quickoffice.
Shortly after the launch of this smartphone, its manufacturer admitted earlier that all the U.S. models in the Galaxy S series have problems getting a GPS fix. The issues are apparently straight-forward: in some situations, these devices are unable to determine their location.
According to a statement from Samsung:
An update to improve the Samsung Captivate’s GPS performance is now available.
The update for the Captivate will also improve additional device functions, such as media scanning time, add the full version of Quickoffice and address Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support.
Versions of the GPS fix for the other Galaxy S models are in development. Versions of Android 2.2 for the Captivate and all its sister models are also in development.
Patience Is Required
Captivate users will receive a notification on their device that an update is available, and they will need to download the file to perform the update.
Samsung says updates will be pushed to customers’ devices over the next few weeks.
Overview of the Samsung Captivate
This smartphone has a tablet shape with a 4-inch, WVGA (800 x 480), Super AMOLED display.
It runs Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, and is bundled with an array of software for web browsing, messaging, and entertainment.
It has a 5 megapixel camera with support for recording 720p HD video as well as still images. This model also includes 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, and a GPS receiver.