Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, is available to download now for Vodafone customers, as the network becomes the first to release the new iteration of Google’s operating system to its subscriber base.
Before you can get hands on it, however, you’ll first to need to grab Samsung’s proprietary download solution Kies, since the update can’t be performed over the air. As is always the case with these things, it’s also a good idea to back up your data before starting the download.
Once installed, though, you’re in for a real treat. Improvements include Google Maps GPS navigation and voice guidance, as well as Flash support and speed enhancements.
You’ll also now be able to use your smartie as a mobile broadband dongle to connect web-enabled devices to the internet via the added tethering function and head to a new, improved Android Market complete with auto-updating.
Owners of unlocked, contract-free Galaxy S phones have been able to download for over a week now. Network delays are caused by tests to ensure compatibility with services.