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Samsung Galaxy Spica gain Android 2.1 via leaked firmware

5 years ago 15

Samsung has yet to release a firmware upgrade to Android 2.1 for any of their Android phones and there are rumors that some devices (like the original Galaxy) would be stuck on Android 1.5. Sprint is working with Samsung to deliver Android 2.1 to the Moment in early Q2 2010, but that is the only model we have confirmed an update for.

A new leaked ROM suggests that Samsung has not forgotten about their other phones and will deliver Android 2.1 to the Spica i5700. Mad Ramblings has posted a guide to flash the new firmware on your Spica and uploaded a few screens to show it off. Included in the firmware are a few customizations by Samsung (Camera, Music, DivX) and the Android 2.1 features we expect like live wallpapers and Google Maps 4.0.

If I owned a Spica I don’t think I would rush to flash this, but at least we know Samsung has an update in the pipeline.