Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a Gingerbread update to a range of its Galaxy smartphones as well as the original Galaxy Tab.
Without doubt one of the most annoying aspects of the Android operating system is the stuttering way manufacturers and carriers roll out updates. When compared to Apple, it seems very slapdash and leaves smartphone and tablet users seriously frustrated. Good news therefore for some today, with Samsung rolling out the Android 2.3 update to a slew of devices. Along with the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone the South Korean manufacturer will be bringing Gingerbread flavours to the Galaxy Ace Fit Mio and mini. On the tablet side of things, the original 7in Galaxy Tab will also get upgraded.
The updates will begin with the Galaxy S “from mid-May” in the UK and Nordic countries and will be gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and rest of the world according to the "regional plan." The upgrade will as usual be available via Samsung’s device management software, Kies. Last week at Google I/O we heard about the Ice Cream Sandwich update, which will reunite smartphone and tablet operating systems. We also heard about an initiative by Google, manufacturers and carriers promising to bring updates on a more regular and consistent basis – though of course details on when this may happen are not known.
In other Galaxy news, Samsung has updated a couple of issues with its flagship Galaxy S II including an issue surround the auto-brightness feature when the phone got darker or brighter too quickly. Other minor issues surrounding connectivity have also been solved with the update. Again, connection to the Kies software is necessary to take advantage of the update.