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Samsung's Galaxy For T-Mobile Gets Android 2.2

1/24/2011 11:14:50 AM Eastern

Dallas -
Samsung has begun offering the first of the long-promised Android 2.2 upgrades
to its Galaxy class smartphones.

The Android
2.2 upgrade is now available for T-Mobile's Galaxy class phone, the Vibrant,
which was launched
in July
by the carrier.

As for
availability of the 2.2 upgrade to owners of Galaxy-class phones activated on
other carriers' networks, Samsung would only say, "We are continuing to work to
make the Android 2.2/Froyo update available to all US Galaxy S owners as soon
as possible."

The upgrade
from Android 2.1(Éclair) to 2.2 (Froyo), which had been promised for the end of
2010, adds Wi-Fi calling, USB and Wi-Fi tethering to laptops, and various
software enhancements, Samsung said.

The upgrade
for the Vibrant is not downloadable over the air but must be downloaded first
to a PC and then installed on the phone by connecting the phone to the PC,
Samsung said.

planned 4G
of Samsung's Galaxy class smartphone, due in the coming weeks, will
launch with Android 2.2.

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