Goodbye Froyo, Hello Gingerbread. Samsung have confirmed GALAXY S smartphone and Tab Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update will kick off in Europe in mid-May, and will be gradually rolled out worldwide “according to the regional plan.”
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However, the Korean giant failed to disclose what this regional plan is, leaving Samsung users in the dark as to when precisely they can expect this to be.
And it looks like it’s not the only maker cooking up a 2.3 update – reports out today suggest Motorola’s Gingerbread update for Defy has been leaked online.
Gingerbread 2.3, Android’s new super fast platform, which delivers much faster performance, CPU speeds and better 3D graphics and a more intuitive user experience.
“The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa according to the regional plan,” it said in a statement yesterday.
The updates will also heading for Samsung’s low end smartphones the Ace, Gio, Fit and Mini models.
The long awaited Galaxy S II to be released in Australia later this month will come Gingerbread ready.
The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software, downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).