twice connect

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.
Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!

Curated By Logo