Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now!

Fascinate users, Verizon and Samsung have finally deemed your old handset is worthy of some Gingerbread love. The Fascinate is Verizon’s version of the European Galaxy S, and is among the last Galaxy S handsets to get the Gingerbread update. I guess most Fascinate users must have already lost hope that their handset will ever get the Gingerbread update.

According to people who have already got the Gingerbread update, there is a noticeable difference in the performance of the phone. The 3G speeds and the web-browser performance have also improved. The notification toggles at the top of the notification bar have been enhanced a bit, and the Email app now uses a new font and is much more stable and faster. Fascinate owners should also see a noticeable improvement in the battery life of their phone.

The update is being slowly rolled out to all Fascinate handsets out there, and should hit their phone in a few days. Alternatively, users can manually pull the update from Verizon’s update server by going to Settings-> About Phone and then selecting the Software Update’ option.

In all probability, this is the last official software update for the Fascinate from Verizon. The Fascinate won’t be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update officially. For owners  who  have rooted their Fascinate, they can simply head over to XDA and download and install the beta Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for their handset.

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]

  • amayzing V

    i just got this update today and it deleted all of the memory in my apps and i cant control my notification vibrate anymore. its too loud when it goes off andi cant lower the intenisty. does anyone know if there is a way i can un-install the update?

  • Nalynn

    I like the new look that came along with gingerbread. Data seems to be a bit quicker. I can’t say that I have noticed a difference in battery life as stated. The only con so far is that I now have a lag. When I touch the messagin icon, it takes A LOT longer to pull up my threads, same with opening apps, etc. Even when swiping the pattern to unlock the screen, there is a lag and at times have to do it a couple of times. UGH. As if I didn’t have enough problems from previous updates (dropped calls, random numbers being dialed as I am in a call, etc) Oh well, not much longer and I will be enjoying the Galaxy S II on the SPRINT network =)