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!