Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now!

The Samsung Galaxy S was one of the most popular Android handsets last year. Samsung managed to ship a whopping 10 million Galaxy S in less than 7 months of its release.

However, the phone has had its share of controversies including a non-functional GPS, and the Android 2.2 delay especially in the United States. However, now it looks like Samsung is really working hard to on improving its image by keeping its loyal customers happy.


The folks over at XDA forums are reporting that Samsung has started rolling out the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S. The firmware number is XWJVB, and has a build date of April 8th.

As of now, the update is being rolled out only to Galaxy S handsets with the NEE product code i.e. Galaxy S owners in the Nordic countries. Galaxy S owners need to use Samsung’s KIES software to update the firmware of their handset.

Alternatively, they can download the firmware file from here and flash it via ODIN, by themselves. The firmware has already been rooted, and a lag fix is already in progress for it.

This makes Samsung the first manufacturer to roll out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its handset, before other big guns like HTC and Motorola. Kudos to Samsung for this!

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  • Courtney

    Yes finally its coming out :D

  • mg

    “and a lag fix is already in progress for it.”

    – how sad is it, that Samsung NEVER fixed this for their phone. It makes the device literally unusable in many everyday scenarios.

    Having owned a Galaxy S, I will never buy another non-google Android Phone. The support is simply not good enough.

  • Ally

    I updated my Galaxy S to Gingerbread and suddenly I’m having problems. My phone won’t connect to the internet through the network. I keep getting “A network error has occured. Retry, or cancel and return to the previous screen”. This means that I cannot access the Market, my email, my banking information (which is really important for a university student), weather, or even Google search. Through WiFi, I still cannot access my banking information, but that might just be the app needing an update. My battery life decreased significantly due to me having to use WiFi all the time. I’m not fond of the new charcoal and radioactive green look, either. Slight delay once hitting the power button to wake the phone, too. It’s maddening. One of the little things I noticed was the faster screenshots (hold down the back arrow, and hit home button).