Android Phones

Gingerbread coming to Galaxy S, Tab, Ace, Gio, Fit, and Mini

May 16, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung

Dark Gingerbread Android

Samsung heard the cries of Android folks, and has pledged to deliver Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to several of the Android devices released last year. Gingerbread is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Ace/Gio/Fit/mini.

Beginning mid-May, which is sort of this time of year, an Android 2.3 update will be made available for the Galaxy S. The United Kingdom and Nordic countries are the first to get Gingerbread, and the rest of Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa will follow in “gradual” roll-outs. The updates will be made possible through the Samsung Kies desktop software.

Sadly, Samsung is light on the details and heavy on the promises of when the other devices will be updated. However, it’s good that the company confirmed those devices will be updated at all. Looks like that still not started consortium of Android companies pledging to update devices is off to a good start. Here’s what Samsung says users will get with the Galaxy S Gingerbread update.

  • Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
  • Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.