Android 2.3 for Galaxy S, Tab, Ace, Gio, Fit and Mini confirmed by Samsung

Samsung has today confirmed its plans to update its Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Android devices to version 2.3 of the OS, with the update set to officially begin (after the previous attempt’s suspension) from “mid May”. Which is about now

Rather excitingly for fans of the company’s little Galaxy Ace, that one is on the “Gingerbread” update list too – along with the smaller Galaxy Fit, Gio and Mini. The update should start in the UK and Nordic countries from mid May, before spreading across the KNOWN WORLD.

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Put down that e-book, Michael. There’s an update on the way. 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).

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  1. hecatae

     /  May 16, 2011

    cheaper from o2 uk £299 for wifi and 3g

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  2. Still no good news yet for official Samsung Galaxy Ace update :(

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