Samsung announced today that their popular Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab (and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini) devices will see Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the middle of May (now) for UK and Nordic countries. Later this summer, the update will spread across the world to European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and other regions. The 2.3 update improves the performance, and speed, and also improves the user experience a bit. Much like they do for other software updates, the Gingerbread stuff will be done via Kies, Samsung’s device management software.
Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab
SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.
The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.
The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:
- Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
- Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.
The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.
The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).