Living and working in Canada as I do, I try to pay particular attention to Canadian mobile news… you know, keep all of us ‘Canucks’ up-to-date with the latest. With that in mind, you may have read the news surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Spica earlier today. Turns out an Android 2.1 update is rolling out as we speak.
The device went live with Android 1.5 on Rogers, and while an update to 2.1 was assured as ‘coming soon’, I wasn’t exactly confident that soon would be soon enough. With the Rogers variant of the Spica only having recently launched… The speediness of the promised update satisfies me, much like a Snickers. In this case, I don’t mind being wrong.
Today, Samsung issued a press release that sheds some light on the Android update for the Spica, worldwide. Turns out that Samsung has made the 2.1 update official, however, the update is going to rollout in different regions of the world at different times.
The vagueness of the release states that 2.1 will come down to the Spica starting March 2010 (now) in Germany. From there, the updates will roll to other European markets, then to Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Asia, Africa, and then the rest of the world. I assume Canada would be lumped into ‘the rest of the world’, so we may be among the last to get our hands on 2.1… At least, for the Spica.
Among the new features you’ll find on the Spica after Android 2.1 include nine side-scrolling screens, augmented reality technology (display real-time info of your surroundings using the 3MP camera), visual bookmarking, improved camera options (new picture and viewing options) and much more.
Canadians, you’re going to get your Android 2.1 update for the Spica, I promise… Stay tuned for more.