Samsung has officially announced that it will start rolling out Android 2.3 update to a series of Galaxy devices from mid-May. Samsung will be updating Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Ace/Fit/Mini/Gio. Galaxy Mini is also called Galaxy Pop is some markets, so don’t worry Pop will also get updated to Gingerbead.
The update roll out will begin from UK and Nordic countries and gradually continue to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world.
As usual, company is pushing the update via Samsung Kies, so get ready with Kies set up on your computer to get the update as soon as it starts rolling out in your region.
Full Press Note below:
Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab
- New platform upgrade gives users increased speed and performance
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).