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Samsung to roll out Gingerbread to handsets

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has released details of the deployment of Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3, on to their existing mobile phones.

Samsung’s announcement relates to older handsets, with their current flagship Samsung Galaxy S II already arrives with this latest version of the Google mobile platform.

The original Samsung Galaxy S starts off this roll-out schedule, where it’s due to receive the update at the end of May.

Samsung’s Galaxy S came with a 1GHz application processor, in which the upgrade from Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 to Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 will enhance the mobile phone even further.

The new OS offers a faster performance with a lower CPU consumption rate, an upgraded UI that has been improved, with faster access and better copy-and-paste functionality.

Samsung's upgrading process is performed from their desktop device management software Kiess and not from over the air, as with other handset manufacturer’s deployments.

Other devices by the company are expected to receive the Android Gingerbread upgrade after the ‘Galaxy S’, with the Ace, Gio, Fit and Mini where the ‘Galaxy Tab’ tablet will also gain the new OS – although Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.0 is much more suited to the larger touch screen products.

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