We still have absolutely no idea when U.S. customers with a Galaxy S phone will receive Android 2.2, but Samsung Mobile just issued a press release to let everyone know they are pushing it out across Europe to the international version starting today.
Hopefully the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S (Vibrant, Captivate, Epic 4G, and Fascinate) will see the Android 2.2 update later this year, but you never know when it’s in the hands of the carriers. It took AT&T and T-Mobile months to roll out the GPS fix so don’t get too excited about seeing this new system update yet.
Samsung made a strong effort at their Galaxy S launch party back in June to let everyone know their flagship phone would be receiving Android 2.2 and I thought it was a great opportunity for them to upgrade their reputation, but they have failed to impress us so far.
Even if the Android 2.2 update were to arrive on U.S. carriers in October, it would still be months after HTC and Motorola provided similar updates for their flagship phones. Heck, even the year-old myTouch 3G started receiving Android 2.2 before Samsung’s phones.
At the end of the day, we are happy to see Samsung providing software updates for their new Android phones – we just wish they could dedicate more resources to speed up the process.
Which U.S. carrier do you think will roll out Android 2.2 for the Galaxy S first? The race is on.