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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.

T-Mobile's
planned 4G
version
of Samsung's Galaxy class smartphone, due in the coming weeks, will
launch with Android 2.2.