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Samsung To Release Gingerbread Update For Galaxy S

Samsung will apparently release Android OS 2.3, also known as Gingerbread, on the popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

Unwiredview reports that Samsung Mobile India published two separate Twitter updates that say that the update will be released for the Galaxy S although there are no exact details as to when they will be rolled out.

Users in Western European countries are likely to get the update before everybody else. There's not a big difference between Gingerbread and Froyo.

The former uses the Linux Kernel 2.6.35 against 2.6.32 for Froyo. Gingerbread now supports NFC, SIP and should offer better power management as well.

Gingerbread was launched last week together with the Nexus S; we suspect that other manufacturers will also announce Gingerbread updates in the coming weeks as well as Gingerbread smartphones as well.

LG however has already confirmed that it won't be upgrading its LG Optimus handsets to Android OS 2.3.

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.