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Android 2.3 Gingerbread ‘hitting Galaxy S and Tab in two months’

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread ‘hitting Galaxy S and Tab in two months’

Samsung will make the latest version of Android available for its flagship Galaxy phone and its first ever tablet at the end of March or early in April, it has been claimed.

Rumours of a provisional date for the OS upgrade stem from Dutch tech site SamFirmwares, which Tweeted the news on Friday and has been reported by Smartdroid. The fact that no source was cited for the news makes us a little bit of wary of its veracity. But since we’d like it to be true, we’re going along with it. For now, anyway.

In the meantime, Galaxy S owners will just have to content themselves with the minor platform bump Sammy released last week, which takes the handset from Android 2.2.1 to 2.2.3.

Available now via Samsung’s proprietary download solution Kies, the update won’t bring any new features to your phone. However, it does fix the SMS bug that meant that messages were inadvertently sent to the wrong recipients.

Galaxy Tab owners, meanwhile, are really waiting for the arrival of Honeycomb – the first Android iteration optimised for tablets - on their slate. Along with support for larger screens, users can expect Honeycomb to bring with it a better UI and a new keyboard for slicker touchscreen typing.

Via:

SamFirmware

Smartdroid

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