Three’s Samsung Galaxy Ace gets the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

Three's Samsung Galaxy Ace gets the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

On the heels of the recently released update for the Samsung Galaxy S II, Three has launched a firmware update for another Samsung device – Galaxy Ace, which is getting the Gingerbread treatment. Usually the first updates are rolled out via Samsung Kies service, but nothing stops you from checking whether the OTA update is available as well. Hit “Settings,” then “About phone” and check for the new software version from there. If that doesn’t work and you still want the latest version of Android OS for smartphones as soon as possible, I’m afraid you’ll have to install Sammy’s software.

If you recall, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is a mid-range smartphone with a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 800MHz processor and a memory card slot.

As for the Gingerbread update, it brings quite a few improvements when compared to Android 2.2 Froyo, including better Copy/Paste functionality, SIP-based Internet calling and downloads management.

[Via: EuroDroid]

  • Anant Baweja05

    is the upgrade available in india??

    • Dusan Belic

      Have no idea – check it out for yourself from Settings -> About phone -> Software updates. ;)

      • Abc

        One should verify before posting any article, as such there is no Software update option is available.

        • http://twitter.com/tushargok Tushar Gokhale

          For India users you need to use Kies software. Also Gingerbread is not yet released for India as on date 1-Aug-2011 but soon it will be. Visit my blog for more ACE related information. http://tusharg.blogspot.com/2011/02/samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830.html

        • http://twitter.com/tushargok Tushar Gokhale

          For India users you need to use Kies software. Also Gingerbread is not yet released for India as on date 1-Aug-2011 but soon it will be. Visit my blog for more ACE related information. http://tusharg.blogspot.com/2011/02/samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830.html

        • Dusan Belic

          There is for Three UK customers – as the articles says.

          • Kwozzii

            Just got one today from 3 UK – no software update option here…

  • Sunilraj

    I dont find a “Software update” button in  “About Phone”….in my Ace

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  • demy

    after installing gingerbread 2.3 on my samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830,in the settings/about phone/software updates it keeps coming up connection failed(i am connected via wifi and also sign into samsung in via my account),so the only way i can see if i have updates is via kies..does anyone know if samsung are going to release a fix for this problem.whats the point in having a software update button if it cannot connect.

  • Drjohnw

    think before you upgrade your galaxy ace to gingerbread 2.3 as it slows down the phone

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