Samsung Galaxy Ace owners on Three are in line for an operating system update any day now, bringing some cool features to the cut-price handset.
Three confirmed that a bump to the latest 2.3.3 version of Android Gingerbread is due soon for the Android 2.2-powered Galaxy Ace in response to a customer enquiry on Twitter.
Asked for a timescale for the platform upgrade, the carrier stated: “[Android 2.3.3 has] been approved so you should get the update on [Samsung’s proprietary download solution] Kies over the next week or so.”
Although considered to be a minor update, Gingerbread nonetheless adds some rather smart new features to the phone.
Not least among them is a revamped virtual keyboard, improved copy and paste and tweaks to Samsung’s TouchWiz customer user interface. It’s also reputed to boost battery life and patch-up security vulnerabilities.
Once the update does become available, you’ll first need to download Kies to your PC. You can then connect your Galaxy Ace, select your phone from the menu and follow the onscreen prompts.
As with all operating system updates, it’s a good idea to back up your data first in case there’s a problem and use a Wi-Fi connection to minimise the time your handset is out of action.