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.


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:

Baseband is I9000XXJVK
Kernel version
root@DELL102 #2
Firmware Version 2.3.3
File System RFS
Build date is Fri APR 8 16:39:27 KST 2011
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)

Chris Dehghanpoor
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  • Kane

    Just going to leave this here. http://www.fileserve.com/file/ejMS37d

  • Christian

    U can get in DENMARK !! RIGHT NOOOOOW :D

  • Techkidtarek

    i live in london uk downloaded and running jvb 2.3.3 runs smooth but personally gingerbread is still undercooked

  • manoj

    Hey, I believe Finland was the first to get!! I got it last night 2 am, 16 th!!

  • http://validandroid.com validAndroid

    n1 Samsung, considering that the Galaxy S is a so huge success

  • Bryan

    For some reason my samsung is not showing that there should be an update even though I live in the netherlands and I am sure I have the most up to date kies, I have checked multiple times for the past 2 days, lol.

  • http://lemd.tumblr.com/post/4693474773/gingerbread-233?ref=nf Lemd


    here is my quick review of the new update
    from Finland.

  • Tee

    The Finnish translation seems to be a bit sloppy, some of the bits are still in English...

  • wtf

    Living in Germany, no update... and the xda threads are gone. was this a hoax?

  • http://yash1229.wordpress.com Yash

    No Gingerbread love for the Indians. =(