Official: Gingerbread update for Samsung’s Galaxy Series by Mid-May

Monday 16th, May 2011 / 08:34 Written by
Official: Gingerbread update for Samsung’s Galaxy Series by Mid-May

Since the first Gingerbread Leak for the Galaxy S, we’ve been waiting for the official update to roll out soon. Well, Samsung might have botched the promised Mid-April roll out, but now the waiting has paid off I guess, for more than just Galaxy S users.

Samsung Just Announced that the Galaxy Series of devices; that includes the Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Mini and the Galaxy Gio will be getting the Gingerbread Update. Well done Samsung! So now the bar has been raised for entry/mid level Android phones from other manufacturers.

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Here’s the Press Release:

Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab

SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.

The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.

The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:

· Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.

The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).

Source: Engadget Mobile

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