Vodafone has begun rolling out Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, to Samsung Galaxy S owners for a second time, after it was forced to scrap its first attempt.
The carrier first made the OS bump available way back in April. However, it had barely been around for download before Google pulled the update for reasons that aren’t wholly clear.
Today, the good news is that Vodafone is trying again, after Gingerbread was subjected to some rigorous testing. And at the time of writing, at least, there don’t appear to be any problems.
Although Gingerbread is a fairly minor upgrade for the handset, which currently runs the Froyo version of Google’s platform, it still brings some welcome features to the handset.
Chief among these is a revamped virtual keyboard, better copy and paste and a slew of performance optimisations for a slicker smartphone user experience all-round.
To get Gingerbread, you’ll first need to grab Samsung’s Kies download solution. After which point you can just select the update from those available.
Before you do anything, though, it’s a good idea to check you’ve got at least two-thirds of your battery left and back up all your data. Oh, and make sure you use a Wi-Fi connection too to avoid massively eating into your monthly data allowance.