Samsung Galaxy S owners on Orange will have to wait until January to upgrade their handsets to Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, it has been announced.
Orange and its Everything Everywhere partner network T-Mobile had originally planned to push out Android 2.2 to Sammy’s smartphone back in November.
However, as is now the accepted form with Android system upgrades, which have been perpetually delayed by network testing, that E.TA passed some time ago with no sign of Froyo arriving on the phone.
Now, if Orange’s Twitter feed is anything to go by, it seems that we’re looking at January for the update.
Responding to a query from a follower, Orange stated: “We're expecting Froyo for the Galaxy S in January. the update will be via Kies [Samsung’s proprietary download solution] however.”
The good news is that when you do finally get Froyo, it’s worth the wait. Improvements include 720p video recording, Flash Player 10.1 and USB tethering, plus numerous performance optimisations.