The Samsung Galaxy S may be receiving the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system before the end of the month.
According to AndroidSpin, a source within Samsung’s Finnish division has reportedly disclosed that Samsung’s repair department will be “definitely receiving new software for repairing Froyo builds on the 22nd of September, with the build expected to be released on the 23rd”.
Given that Finland already has confirmation of the update, it is very likely that other countries, including the UK will also be receiving it around the same timeframe.
Android 2.2 brings a number of major improvements to the platform, including system-wide performance optimisations, USB and Wi-Fi hotspot tethering, voice dialling, support for Flash Player 10.1 and more.
In other Samsung news, the South Korean electronics giant’s first foray into the tablet world, the Galaxy Tab, appears to have been priced by yet another online retailer, this time Amazon. The site has put the tablet up for a mind-boggling £799 as a SIM free option, placing it well outside the reach of most would-be buyers.
It is especially concerning as the tablet’s fiercest rival, Apple’s iPad, is being sold for just £429 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.
Whether or not this will be the actual price for the device when it hits store shelves remains to be seen but even at the £600 plus price tags being advertised by online retailers so far, it is very difficult to see Samsung being able to push “ten million” units of the tablet it has vowed to sell