If you are a Samsung Galaxy S owner on the Vodafone network you are probably feeling a little perplexed right now. Yesterday Vodafone announced that the update to Android 2.3, Gingerbread was ready to download for the Galaxy S smartphone only to revoke this access today due to some technical errors.
Why remove it?
A message was posted on their forums stating “there are no known performance issues with the Vodafone variant of the device; we are working with Samsung to reinstate the roll out as soon as possible”.
So no deadline for reinstatement or even a clear reason for the removal of the update apart from a little finger pointing at Google, “Due to an issue with the Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy S, its roll out has been temporarily suspended by Google. It continued “Unfortunately, this means the Vodafone variant is not currently available to download through KIES.
You may have managed to download the update already in which case you can just hang tight safe in the knowledge you are ahead of the pack, Vodafone didn’t say it was security related so there is no downside to having 2.3 on your phone.
What will 2.3 bring?
The update to Android 2.3 will bring the Galaxy S inline with the Galaxy S II which is due to launch on May 1st in the UK, granted it won’t be as powerful but will bring in new features such as interface tweaks, cut and paste, new camera tools and improved efficiency which should result in a quicker user experience with better battery life.