Samsung Galaxy S Series Will Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread After All

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The status of Android 2.3 working on the Samsung Galaxy S series phones was somewhat in question, but a few tweets from Samsung India doubly confirms that yes, Gingerbread will be available at some point.

This will be a big relief to owners of the Fascinate, Vibrant, Captivate, and Epic 4G who might have been worried that they’d be permanently stuck on Android 2.1. A few of the features that will make their way onto those phones include an improved on-screen keyboard, better battery life through aggressive task killing, SIP internet calling, and a few other things. Of course, that all hinges on whenever Samsung and carriers decide to push out the 2.3 update, but one would expect it to go live well before Android 3.0 Honeycomb is released sometime next year.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some surprise NFC capabilities unlocked in some of those older phones? Sure, Samsung’s Nexus S is the only one explicitly with the capabilities, but maybe they had some foresight and included it in their Galaxy S handsets for future use when the software was available. That’s probably more wishful thinking than anything.

[via Unwired View]

  • Anonymous

    I cant wait to get my Ginger Beard. :p

  • Anonymous

    Yes it’s wishful thinking. If you take the battery cover off the back of the Nexus S, the NFC reader is clearly visible. No such hardware is in any other Galaxy S phone.

  • Corwen

    I’ll believe it when i see it. that goes for froyo too.

    • Rif

      @Corwen
      What is the problem with Froyo update on Galaxy S? I updated mine 2 weeks ago uding Kies, it works fine.

    • Darkkarny717

      actually download mini kies for ur pc and that will update to froyo.

  • Jsoliz69

    Want any kind of update for Fascinate…it’s a great phone but better is always better.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnKaster JohnKaster

    Unfortunately, until we can actually get the update, it’s just another empty promise.

  • http://twitter.com/mamdooh78 mamdooh

    yes in so glad we’r getting ginger Gingerbread now all what you have to do Samsung is give it to us LAMO damn it hurry up

  • Terry Treaklle

    yep 2.3 for our samsung captivates hummm and we are still wating paiently for our long elusive promised 2.2 upgrade…..LOL

    • Amdpro2

      Google froyo2.2 vibrant you can update your Vibrant your self I did and it fixes alot of 2.1 problems

  • Terry Treaklle

    yep 2.3 for our samsung captivates hummm and we are still wating paiently for our long elusive promised 2.2 upgrade…..LOL

  • Imax_666

    it sez gingerbeard hahaha lol

  • Anon

    I would be cautious about this. Never heard of Gingerbeard. He did not say gingerbread. If he cant spell it, he may have no clue.

    • Crharney3

      Yes Android 2.3 is called Gingerbread platform, and for those of us with the Samsung Epic 4g with sprint I was told by sprint deep within that the release is coming in mid february instead of getting 2.2 they are skipping past it, but Android 3.0 is coming out this year, but hey at least by that time it will be time to get a new phone!

  • Jesty

    I have reception problems with the Galaxy S, does anyone else?

    • http://twitter.com/curglaff James Avery

      I went through *three* Captivates before my 30 day return period ran out, and the second one had terrible reception. Most places I had no signal at all with the Captivate I had five (admittedly inflated) bars on an iPhone 3G.

  • Hoes

    Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. This silly Indian has no official connection to samsung. he probably works at some kiosk selling crappy cell phones and wants to start a rumor. galaxy s in the us wont even be getting 2.2 for a few weeks. and for all you wackos who have 2.2 stop talking it isnt official

  • Alwyn Reeve

    quite happy running Darkys 2.2 with all 2.3s features to be honest. farking fast!!!! and has Samsungs TouchWiz to boot! fast, stable, bug free, what more could you ask for? :)

  • Kudla_b

    2.2 is available even in Poland. !

  • Craiggalexanderjomes1

    Gingerbread is coking for the captivate u guys the beta test are out for it and I’ve ram beta 1 and 2. The official 2.3 should come out shortly after the Samsung infuse 4g comes out. My at&t rep drooped off official papers from at&t today talking about the update. Why do u think they pushed out the 2.2 update for all the phone randomly. U need the 2.2 update to get the 2.3 update to reconoze in your update area.

  • Craiggalexanderjomes1

    Gingerbread is coking for the captivate u guys the beta test are out for it and I’ve ram beta 1 and 2. The official 2.3 should come out shortly after the Samsung infuse 4g comes out. My at&t rep drooped off official papers from at&t today talking about the update. Why do u think they pushed out the 2.2 update for all the phone randomly. U need the 2.2 update to get the 2.3 update to reconoze in your update area.

  • Porkymclovin

    Well I just can’t wait for Android 2.3 to come to my fascinate

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