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O2 Bringing Android 2.3 Gingerbread To Samsung Galaxy S Soon?

It looks likely that Telefonica-owned mobile phone carrier O2 will be delivering an update for the Samsung Galaxy S in May that will add Android 2.3 Gingerbread goodness to the smartphone.

O2 said on its official Twitter account, "Good news, it's coming soon -- May!" without saying whether it would be at the beginning or end of the month.

Gingerbread is a not a big upgrade in the way Froyo was and it looks as if Google is allocating more resources in preparation for the next big thing - Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Google Nexus S smartphone was the first to get Android Gingerbread natively and it was soon followed by a slew of others including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the HTC Sensation, the Motorola Atrix and the LG Optimus 2X.

Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S is currently on sale at O2 for just over £250 including a £10 top up, and the upgrade would be a welcomed move for those looking to get a quality mainstream smartphone that doesn't cost the earth.

The Samsung Galaxy S is still a pretty capable piece of hardware; it runs on a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird system on chip clocked at 1GHz, it has 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, a rear five-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 3G and much more.

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.