T-Mobile has scrapped plans to push out Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, to Galaxy S users as an over the air (OTA) update and now intends to make the operating system update available solely via Samsung’s proprietary download solution Kies, it has been confirmed.
An all-singing, all-dancing OTA upgrade to the latest version of Android had been due to land on Sammy’s flagship smartphone on November 30th.
In the event that there were problems pushing it out in this way, T-Mobile said it would almost certainly be able to make it available to subscribers on November 1st from Kies.
That ETA changed yesterday when the network announced that the OTA update wasn’t ready to be deployed, but that it hoped to have it ready for download on Kies by the end of the day.
However, in news that won’t surprise anyone familiar with the way that Android updates have played out, the expected update has since failed to appear entirely. What's more, if the network’s statement, issued yesterday, is anything to go by, it now looks like a lengthy delay could be in the offing.
The mooted OTA update seems to have been shelved indefinitely, for now at least anyway. Meanwhile, the likelihood of getting it ready for download from Kies any time soon seems to be going the same way.
T-Mobile told Tech Radar: “Unfortunately the 2.2 update will not be available via Kies today as expected and Samsung have confirmed that FOTA will not feature as part of this update, but should appear at a later date.
“Samsung are indicating the firmware will be made available at some point next week. We’ll keep you posted with further updates as we get them.”