We have good news and bad news for Samsung Galaxy S owners. The good: the Froyo update source code released a few days ago is now officially being rolled out by Samsung. The bad news: they're starting with the Nordic countries... then "gradually" moving across Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and everyone else.


The word "gradually" isn't exactly encouraging, and neither is the fact that North America is towards the end of the list. Still, the news alone should be enough to brighten the day of a whole bunch of people.

[Source: Samsung via Engadget]

Full press release:

Samsung GALAXY S Offers New Android 2.2 Upgrade

New platform upgrade provides enhanced experience on the go

SEOUL, Korea – October 18, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, giving users access to new features, enhanced navigation applications and improved performance.

The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s unique in-house software upgrade program. Kies can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com).

The GALAXY S is Samsung’s cleverly designed smartphone with a bright 4-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and a 1 GHz application processor, giving users an intelligent, immersive and integrated mobile experience. The Android 2.2 upgrade offers voice-controlled GPS through Google MapsTM with Navigation, faster performance by JIT(Just in Time) compiler. Additionally, further functionalities including Search in-browser, Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, improved customization options will be provided with OS upgrade.

- Google MapsTM with Navigation: GPS navigation system with voice guidance

- Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1: Allow the web browser to make full use of the whole web

- Setup Wizard: Quickly customize the GALAXY S and access networks with ease

- Home Screen/Menu Preview and Edit : Preview by pinch-zoom

- Search in-Browser : Google™, Translate, Wikipedia, Dictionary

The Android 2.2 upgrade will be available from the mid of October 2010 in the Nordic region and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.

Aaron Gingrich
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  • elijahblake

    lots of reports of the LAG still being present even with 2.2!!!

    Not good Samsung, not good!!!

    • Brendan

      Guys i had the lag issue but somthing i did fixed it. If you want to see the speed increase just browse gallery app. It is insanely fast and it means we are going to see more and more speed increases

  • elijahblake

    also, people are still saying that the Galaxy S isn't showing 528MB RAM it's still showing 304MB...

    What's the deal with this?

    • Hans

      Well, I was thinking the same. Mine is showing 304MB now, was 384 on 2.1. I’ve also tried to Google if Samsung themselves has actually ever claimed 512MB, but the only model I can find with that confirmation is The AT&T Captivate model:
      This thorough teardown actually implies the European model only has 384MB:
      This one, however seems to indicate 384MB plus 128MB of some sort of OneNAND:
      It seems like it’s not easy to get the right numbers, but it appear there is only 384MB of RAM, and possibly 128MB of fast NAND for some sort of cache function?