Vodafone has confirmed that the latest smartphone-optimised iteration of Android, version 2.3 aka Gingerbread, is now being rolled out to its Samsung Galaxy S customers.
With merely hours passed since news of Gingerbread was being rolled out to Galaxy S handsets across mainland Europe hit the web, the Big V announced via its official customer support forum: “A new maintenance release for the Samsung Galaxy S is now available for Vodafone customers.
“This is an Android platform update to 2.3 Gingerbread which introduces a number of fixes and improvements.”
Said improvements include a number of UI enhancements that give Android interface a cleaner, ‘greener’ appearance, and reduces power consumption. There's also a revamped on-screen keyboard with cut and paste functionality, multiple camera support and a range of performance tweaks for an all-round smoother experience.
Users ready to taste the Gingerbread man can upgrade by connecting their handset to their computers via USB and firing up the Samsung KIES application, which will automatically detect if an update is needed. From there, just follow the instructions.
In the spirit of caution, it is advisable that you back-up your data first just in case the upgrade doesn’t go quite as planned.