When it comes to timely Android updates, Samsung's reputation has been less than spectacular, so I was fairly surprised to see that a Gingerbread rollout was taking place for select European Galaxy S owners right on schedule.

5kpmyp

That's right, according to users on the revered XDA-Developers forum, the update began rolling out late last night (late for the US at least) via Samsung's Kies software - provided you live in Holland or Germany. Forum user 'downunder30' was nice enough to post some information about the update:

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PDA JVB Phone JVK CSC JV3
Baseband is I9000XXJVK
Kernel version 2.6.35.7-I9000XWJVB-CL118186
root@DELL102 #2
Build number GINGERBREAD.XWJVB
Firmware Version 2.3.3
File System RFS
Build date is Fri APR 8 16:39:27 KST 2011
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Lights are always on for me

It seems that they're staggering the release for the rest of Europe, so try not to wear your mouse button out while constantly checking for updates, ok?

If you live outside of Holland or Germany and have received the update, drop us a line in the comments (be sure to include your country) and we'll update this post.

(via Engadget, XDA-Developers)