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Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 rollout starts

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 rollout starts

Samsung has begun rolling out the latest, greatest version of Android to the handset that many consider the greatest Android smartie, the Galaxy S.

Galaxy S owners had originally been slated to get the update to Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, back in October. But in news that’ll surprise precisely no-one familiar with how Android updates have panned out, it was substantially delayed to ensure it was compatible with Samsung's custom user interface TouchWiz.

However, Samsung has pledged that with the rollout starting today every network can now expect to have Froyo by the end of the month. But what it doesn’t say is that there’s then likely to be testing period before the carriers themselves send it out to handsets. Although, if you’re lucky enough to have an unlocked Galaxy S, you could get it right now.

But before you do anything you’ll first need to grab the latest version of Samsung’s proprietary upgrading solution Kies - that goes for both unlocked and contract phones.

Thereafter you’ll just have to sit tight. With new features that include Google Maps GPS navigation and voice guidance, plus full Flash support and the option to use your phone as a makeshift dongle via tethering, it’ll be well worth the wait.

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