Vodafone To Delay Android 2.3 Gingerbread For Samsung Galaxy S

While O2 appears to be ready to roll out Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone soon, Vodafone will apparently take a bit more time to complete the move.

Engadget reports that the mobile phone operator - which was one of the last to update its handsets to Android 2.2 Froyo last year - has pulled the update from its own Samsung Galaxy S handset.

According to Vodafone, it was Google itself which actually "temporarily suspended" the delivery of Android over KIES and Vodafone, suggesting in an email that "there are no known performance issues with the Vodafone variant of the device".

Some are suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S architecture just isn't great for updates (ed : that said, it is as powerful as the newly released Sony Ericsson Xperia arc or the HTC Desire S).

What does that mean? Well, it appears that Vodafone was going to launch Gingerbread for the Galaxy S sooner than many had expected and that snafu caused it to change its plans.

Notice that O2 and the other mobile phone operators haven't yet committed to any dates. Vodafone has yet to say exactly what the issue(s) are but there are reports coming from Sweden suggesting that it might be linked to the device's camera.