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Froyo coming to Canadian Vibrant and Captivate December, Fascinate next year

November 18, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung

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Samsung Mobile has announced its plans to upgrade the Galaxy S line of phones in Canada soon. On its Facebook page, Samsung confirmed that the Android 2.2 update will be delivered to the Bell Vibrant and Rogers Captivate in mid-December. Meanwhile, owners of the TELUS Fascinate can expect to receive the update in “early 2011,” a cautious window that likely means January – March.

A “tested and secure upgrade experience” is on the way, promises the Facebook status update posted yesterday evening. That experience has yet to be finalized but will bring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface into the world of Froyo soon, though there are no details about how that update will arrive (OTA or Kies).

The Galaxy S has received strong praise for the overall value of the phones but has also been criticized for GPS problems and the slow upgrade path to Froyo. U.S. Galaxy S owners are expecting an update soon, and Canadian users have been just as demanding in their desire to get a new version based on the comments on Facebook. As one person put it, “Well, I guess 6 months after it was released is better than never,” but there are still quite a few who have decided that is too late to make them stick with Samsung.

[Samsung Mobile]