I was super excited to see that the Samsung Galaxy S was received Android 2.2 Froyo but my bubble was quickly burst when I realized it was Canada-only for now. Ah well, at least our friends to the north will get some new life out of their smartphones.
The Galaxy S Captivate and Fascinate can go directly to the Samsung site for the download and you’re going to need the Samsung Kies desktop software to perform the update. Once you have that and download Android 2.2 Froyo, the process seems relatively straight forward.
One of the cool things about the Android 2.2 Froyo update is that it brings the devices Adobe Flash 10.1 support. This means you can use your Galaxy S handset to watch Flash videos within the browser, as well as interact with Flash games on your smartphone.
I’ve played around with Flash on Android before and found it to be good but not great. The main problem is that many publishers haven’t optimized their content for mobile devices but, hopefully, that will change over time.
Now, it’s just a waiting game to see when the Samsung Galaxy S devices in the United States will get the Android 2.2 Froyo update. It’s kind of disheartening to have to wait so long, especially when you consider that there are over 3 million users in the United States.
The Samsung Galaxy S devices in the United States are now two versions behind the latest and greatest, as Google released 2.3 Gingerbread in early December. Would it make sense for Samsung to just skip Froyo and update directly to Gingerbread?