Saturday, February 19, 2011
When the whole Samsung Galaxy line launched, they were all running Android 2.1, Eclair even though Froyo was already available. Samsung and the carriers told everyone not to worry, that an update to Froyo would be provided very soon. Well, the devices have all been out for over 6 months now and the updates are finally starting to arrive. The Vibrant on T-Mobile was the first to receive the Froyo update, and now the Sprint Epic (and maybe the AT&T Captivate) are joining the fun.
The update to the Epic will begin rolling out on Monday and Sprint promises that all customers should receive it by Friday the 25th.
The update to the Captivate was briefly available on Samsung's website, but has since been pulled down. Hopefully this means that the update will be arriving very soon, and someone simply posted it on the website a bit too soon. We'll have to wait and see.
It's important to note that Froyo is already running on nearly 60 percent of phones, and that Gingerbread is also available. Since the Galaxy S devices are receiving Froyo so late, what can be expected for updates to Gingerbread and beyond? Nobody knows.