Samsung Galaxy S owners can now update their handsets to the 2.3.5 version of Android Gingerbread, bringing performance improvements and bug fixes to the 18-month-old smartie.
The upgrade's main sweetener is the addition of as-yet-unspecified camera enhancements and improvements to the handset’s general performance for an all-round smoother smartphone experience. But it also addresses a slowdown/hang that affects the homescreen and boosts battery life, too.
Alas, currently Gingerbread 2.3.5 is only available for users who bought their phones SIM free and sans contract.
If you went for a contract deal – and I’m guessing that’s pretty much everyone reading – you’ll have to wait until your carrier makes the new software compatible with its services.
Still, if you were lucky enough to have bought the Galaxy S off-contract, you can grab the OS bump right now via Sammy’s proprietary download solution Kies.
That is after making sure you back up all your files and data and whathaveyou before you start, naturally. And it’s a good idea to use Wi-Fi rather than 3G, lest you tear through your monthly data allowance.
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