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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.