The latest smartphone optimised iteration of Android, version 2.3, aka Gingerbread, will soon be rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S handsets on 3, it has been confirmed.
The carrier revealed its plans for the update via its official Twitter feed in response to a customer query.
3 tweeted: “It's expected in the next couple of weeks but we cannot confirm a date.”
Gingerbread, which is already available to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S handsets, is home to an array of new features, not least of which is an improved on-screen keyboard with enhanced copy and paste functionality, support for Near Field Communications technology for Oystercard-esque payments, internet calling, plus numerous UI tweaks.
The update would bring the Galaxy S in line with the likes of the Google Nexus S, also developed by Samsung. With several ‘smartphone of the year’ gongs and more than ten million units sold, it’s irrefutably one of Android’s biggest success stories.
Features of the handset include a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a PowerVR graphics processor, a four-inch Super AMOLED PenTile panel, a five-megapixel snapper and front-facing VGA and 8GB to 16GB of internal storage depending on the model.
A successor to the Galaxy S, the Galaxy S2, has already been announced. This will pack a blinding fast dual core Tegra 2 processor and an eye-popping 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, and will run Gingerbread out of the box.