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Samsung Galaxy S gets latest Android OS

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced the update to Google's Android 2.2 is now being rolled out, to their flagship Samsung Galaxy S handset.

The announcement was made in Samsung's customary way - over Twitter and from the samsungukmobile account - with news that the update from 2.1 to 'Froyo' has now arrived.

The tweet reads; "Froyo starts rolling out today; everyone will have it by the end of Nov. To prepare, get the latest version of Kies", with a link provided to the new software that is needed as the Android update is installed from a computer, instead of over the air.

Samsung tweeted back in August this year; "We've seen a lot of Q's about the Froyo update; it's currently in development & will be released for all networks at the end of September".

Samsung missed their initial target, with no reason reported as to why the massive delay happened.

Android 2.2 on the Galaxy S delivers flash support on webpages, a noticeable speed increase in navigating around the phone, along with the loading and running applications. There is also a quick access feature to all the running home screens, with auto updates to installed applications and better searching functionality, amongst other improvements.

It has been rumoured that Android 'Gingerbread' 2.3 is due to be released this week, where the Samsung Galaxy S qualifies for that update as a result of the hardware's high specifications - which is more than can be said about other more newer mobiles.

Samsung Galaxy S Froyo tweet

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