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Three UK, T-Mobile Start To Roll Out Froyo For Samsung Galaxy S

Users of the popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone on Three UK and T-mobile may rejoice as the two mobile phone carriers have announced that they will update the handset to Froyo soon.

T-Mobile told its users on Wednesday to select over-the-air update with the KIES sideloading method, which requires the phone to be physically connected via a USB cable to a computer, being offered as the back-up solution.

Many however have reported issues with the upgrade ranging from users not seeing Froyo on KIES to receiving multiple error messages when trying to upgrade while others found out that Froyo crashed their messaging system.

Three UK started to roll out Froyo update as from Monday with KIES being offered as the better upgrading route, probably because it doesn't consume as much bandwidth capacity and is less prone to sudden drops.

Froyo is more stable than Eclair and should improve the performance of the Galaxy S. It also supports Flash, allows users to use external memory to save apps and brings in hot spot capabilities.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.