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Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Update Imminent In The United States

Samsung has been slowly rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for its Galaxy S series all over the world including Canada and India. The update roll out has not been a smooth one and Samsung had to pull back its Android 2.2 update in many regions due to buggy firmwares.

However, Samsung has been totally ignoring the 3 million plus Galaxy S variants owners in the United States until now. The company has not even mentioned when they will be rolling out the update in the States.

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However, now it looks like Sammy is all set to roll out the update for three of the Galaxy S variants – the Vibrant, Epic 4G and the Fascinate – in the States. Only the AT&T branded Galaxy S variant Captivate and the dual-screen Samsung Continuum are left out from this Froyo party.

The U.S product pages of all the three handsets mentioned before have been updated by Samsung to show that they are running on Android 2.2. The only thing left now for Samsung is to officially roll out the Android 2.2 update for the handsets. Hopefully, all the Galaxy S variants in the U.S will get their Froyo update by January 2011.

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HTC Desire HD Android 2.2.1 Update Rolling Out Now

HTC is rolling out a software update for the recently released Desire HD. Sadly; the OTA update is not an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update as many Desire HD owners are hoping for. The OTA software update bumps the Android version on the handset to 2.2.1 and brings with it performance improvements and bug fixes. The OTA update weighs in at 40MB and will up the software version on the HD to 1.72.405.3.

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The update reportedly improves the general performance as well as the camera performance of the device. Apparently, the quality of the 720p HD recording has improved as well. HTC is also rolling out another software update for the HTC Desire which bumps the software version to 2.29.405.2. The software update brings the latest version of Android Market along with some speed improvements.

HTC still has not mentioned on when they will be rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for all its handsets. Hopefully, the company will release the Gingerbread handsets for most of its popular handsets before Q1 of 2011 ends.

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Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Update Available For All Networks In The U.K.

Samsung has been slowly rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the various Galaxy S variants in different regions of the world. Today, Samsung UK gave a surprise to all Galaxy S owners in the U.K by making the Android 2.2 update available on all networks.

The company made this announcement from their official Twitter account. Here is what the company tweeted-:

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This piece of news is surely going to please a lot of Galaxy S owners in the U.K. Galaxy S owners need to use Samsung KIES software to update their handset to Android 2.2. Users can download KIES from this link. Samsung had earlier released the Android 2.2 update for Three UK and T-Mobile UK branded Galaxy S variants.

I seriously hope that Samsung will release the Android 2.2 update for the various Galaxy S variants in the United States before the year ends. Otherwise, Samsung sure are going to piss off a lot of Galaxy S owners in the States.

Motorola Droid Pro Gets A Minor Software Update

At the beginning of this month, Motorola and Verizon rolled out software updates for the Droid X and the original Droid. Now, they are all set to roll a software update for another Droid branded handset the Droid Pro. The software update for the Droid Pro is a pretty minor one and mainly fixes some bugs and improves the stability and performance of the device.

The OTA update weighs in at 15.9MB and is numbered V2.26.60.

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Here is the official change-log from Verizon itself :

* Improved audio on voice calls.
* Improved stability and performance.
* User interface display now refreshes when user switches from GSM/UMTS communication to Global Mode.
* Device now prepends 011 to Country Code to send SMS messages.
* Global Mode no longer resets when connecting to a USB charger.
* Visual Voice Mail now detects airplane mode while Wi-Fi is active.
* Prompt return to full screen brightness after wake-up

Droid Pro owners can pull’ the update from Verizon’s server by going to Settings->About Phone-> System Updates. Alternatively, they can wait for the OTA update to be pushed to their handset.

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Google Nexus S Gets Its First OTA Update – GRH78

Just after a week of its launch, the Google Nexus S is getting its first software update over the air. The OTA (Over-The-Air) update weighs in at 1.9MB and carries the build number GRH78, up from the previous GRH55 build number. There is no official change-log but looking at the size of the OTA, don’t expect wonders. Apparently, the update mainly fixes some bugs and Maps fixes’.

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MoDaCo owner Paul posted on XDA with regard to the OTA update :

Super quick GRH78 analysis – changes to framework.jar, kernel and Maps.apk. That’s about it.

Nexus S owners can either wait for the update to be pushed to their phone or enter *#*#checkin#*#* manually and get the update.

Motorola Milestone Android 2.2 Update Delayed To Q1, 2011

The Motorola Droid is one of the most popular Android handset out there. The unlocked bootloader and the vanilla Android experience made it a favorite in the United States. Motorola did launch a European version of the Droid the Milestone. However, that phone was destined to meet doom right from the word go.

Unlike the Droid, the Milestone had a locked down bootloader. This meant that modding the phone was a very difficult job and it still is. While the original Droid got its Android 2.2 update right after a few weeks of Google announcing it, European Milestone owners are still waiting for their share of Froyo love.

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Now, the European division of Motorola has posted on their Facebook wall that the company is still working closely’ with operators and carriers to deliver the Android 2.2 update for the Milestone. The company says that they expect to roll out the update by Q1 of 2011.

With Motorola set to launch some killer handsets and tablets based on Nvidia Tegra 2 at the upcoming CES 2011, I wonder if the company will actually find it useful’ to work on the Android 2.2 update for the Milestone.

Milestone owners can vent out their anger on Motorola Europe’s FB page.

Microsoft’s Connector For Mac And Windows Phone 7 Gets An Update

Do you have a shiny new Windows Phone 7 device? How about an Apple computer? If you answered yes to those questions, you’re probably going to want to download the latest update to the Windows Phone 7 Mac Connector from Microsoft which is currently still in beta. It’s deemed criticaland includes numerous fixes and features, among them would be the ability to synchronize any music that you’ve purchased on your device and the ability to browse files stored on your device. Be sure to check for any available updates (if you’re not automatically prompted) or download and install it on your own from Microsoft’s official page.

Samsung Puts A Pause On Android 2.2 For the Galaxy S

Just as Google released Android 2.3, Samsung put a temporary suspension on the upgrading of their Galaxy S devices. For the past few weeks, users have been complaining about inoperable devices after updating to FroYo, and now Samsung Canada has officially acknowledged the problem via their Facebook wall. The word is that they are investigating the reported issues and In the interim, we are taking the extra precaution of temporarily suspending the upgrade.

If you’ve had any problems, it’s suggested you contact Samsung directly, at their toll-free line; 1-800-751-4078 or e-mail [email protected]

HTC Aria Gets the Android 2.2 Froyo OTA Update

The HTC Aria is quite unremarkable compared to the other Android smartphones, but it is still quite a decent budget option. With HTC officially announcing the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Aria, it may become slightly more appealing to new users.

HTC has announced a new FOTA update for all HTC Aria users, which can be downloaded directly on your phone. Your phone will receive a notification using which you can install the update. Remember to back up your data before the update.

You can check if the update has been successful by checking the build number – Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Information > Build number. It should be 2.37.708.5.

This update is only for the unlocked version of the Aria, the locked version update schedule may vary depending on your carrier.

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Nook Color To Get Android 2.2 Update and Android Market Access in January

The NOOKcolor eReader from Barnes & Noble runs a highly customized version of Android 2.1 but without the Android Market. However, the modding community has hacked the NOOKcolor to get the Android Market working on the device.

Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble has now promised that the NOOKcolor eReader will get the Android 2.2 update in January. The update is going to be a huge’ one and will turn the NOOKcolor into a tablet.

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The update will also bring with it pinch-to-zoom in browser and the typical Android 2.2 home screen. NOOKcolor users will be given an option to switch between the highly modified NOOK’s UI and the Android 2.2 UI. The Barnes & Noble representative also told that the eReader will be getting access to the Android Market with this update. However, users might not get access to all the available applications.

The update will also fix the battery life and performance issues that many NOOKcolor owners are currently experiencing. The Android 2.2 update will bring performance improvement, better memory management and Flash 10.1 to the NOOKcolor.

A full blown Android 2.2 based tablet for only $249! Stellar deal!

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Samsung Confused About Android 2.3 Update For Galaxy S

Few days ago, Google unveiled the Samsung-manufactured-Google branded Nexus S along with the latest version of Android Gingerbread. Now, since the Nexus S is very similar to the Galaxy S line-up from Samsung, many people expected that the handset is eligible for Android 2.3 update. However, when Pocket-lint contacted Samsung the Korean giant gave a very diplomatic answer.

Here is what Sammy replied to Pocket-Lint-:

“Such a review will be based on various factors including, without limitation, the overall effect of such Update to Samsung products, the system requirements, the structural limitations, and the level of cooperation from the component suppliers and the software licensors.

If Samsung decides to make the Update available to the users after such consideration, Samsung will use its efforts to develop such Update, which may be released to the users upon successful completion of such development.

Pretty shocking eh? The Galaxy S series of handset from Samsung is one of the most popular Android handsets in the market right now. The Galaxy S hardware easily meets the minimum’ hardware requirements required for Android 2.3.

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However, there is a twist in the tale. Samsung India have tweeted through their twitter account that the Galaxy S will be getting the Gingerbread update.

Hopefully, Samsung will come clean about the Android 2.3 update for the Galaxy S handset sooner than later.

HTC Legend Android 2.2 Update Rolling Out Now

HTC_LegendQuite a few weeks ago, we had reported that HTC will soon be rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the HTC Legend. Surprisingly, the company first rolled out the Android 2.2 update for the Vodafone UK branded Legend handsets.

However, starting from today the company has started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the unlocked Legend handsets in Europe. Hopefully, HTC will start rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the device in other regions of the world pretty soon as world.

Legend owners who have a carrier branded device need to wait for some more time before they can get their share of Froyo love. The Android 2.2 update for the Legend will bring with it performance improvements and some new features like Mobile AP etcetera.

HTC also commented on their Facebook page that the Wildfire Android 2.2 update is coming soon’.

Motorola Droid X To Get A Software Update Soon

Motorola and Verizon are soon going to roll out a new software update for the Droid X. The new software update version number is 2.3.340 and is a pretty major one. The update will include Madden NFL football game for the Droid X. Along with this; the update will also improve the performance and stability of the device.

Other various aspects of the device like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Voicemail are also getting some kind of improvement.

Droid X owners can find the full change-log below-:

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Hopefully, this update will resolve most of the issues Droid X owners had with the handset after the Android 2.2 update. However, Motorola and Verizon have not mentioned when the update will roll out to all Droid X owners. Hopefully, the update will roll out by the end of this year.

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Samsung Epic 4G Official Android 2.2.1 Update Leaks

The folks over at XDA forums have done it again. They have managed to get their hands on apparently – the official Android 2.2 update for the Samsung Epic 4G. The update was found in an OTA form hosted in Google’s own server.

The Android 2.2 update for the Epic 4G will bring lots of enhancements like JIT compiler, Flash 10.1 and better memory management.

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Samsung has also jazzed up their TouchWIZ UI with new colorful icons and helicopter’ view in the home screen. The update is also based on the latest version of Froyo i.e. on Android 2.2.1. Epic 4G owners can download the OTA update directly from Google servers from here. To know more about the changes this OTA brings and how to flash it, users should read this thread on XDA.

Hopefully, Samsung will roll out the Android 2.2 update for other Galaxy S variants in the U.S before this year ends.

Archos Internet Tablet Android 2.2 Update Rolling Out Now

The Internet tablet family from Archos has finally received their Android 2.2 update love. Besides the usual Froyo features, the updates brings many new other features and enhancements as well. Archos have also made sure to use the latest version of Froyo i.e. Android 2.2.1.

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Here is the full change-log :

o Higher performance: just in time compiler (JIT) technology makes applications run up to 5 times faster than previous Android “Éclair” 2.1 firmwares

o Enhanced Microsoft Exchange support: it is now possible to synchronize contacts and calendar events

o Allow to install more 3rd party applications by installing them on the storage memory (for applications that supports it)

o Video: movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog

o Multiple selection mode is now always enabled in the file manager

o External Bluetooth GPS receivers are now supported

o Better assistance is provided in the tethering wizard to pair with cell phone using Bluetooth DUN profile (smart APN detection)

o OpenVPN is now supported

o Slideshow support for network shares has been added to Gallery and Photoframe applications

o Photoframe: full screen picture can now be displayed on double tap when in floating image mode

o Manual white balance setting has been added in Camera application

o Faster USB write transfer

o Battery: more accurate battery charge estimation

o Audio: improved compatibility with android audio stream volume management (voice/music/ringtone etc.)

o Orientation: fixed compatibility issue with some applications working with inverted accelerometer axis

Archos Internet tablet owners can download the update from here. Hopefully, this update will help boost the sale of the Archos Internet tablet family.