The power of Twitter has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S will receive an update to Android Gingerbread 2.3. Customers in India asked Samsung via Twitter whether the Galaxy S would get an upgrade to 2.3 and two Tweets confirmed that it would, however no release date has been given.
Game developers only got their hands on Android Gingerbread 2.3 last week so it will at least be a few weeks before an update to the Galaxy S is ready. Other manufacturers hoping on the Gingerbread bandwagon quickly include LG who is said to be in the process of updating the LG optimus. HTC have also confirmed that their range of Android devices will also receive the update but much like the others there is no clear indication when.
Android Honeycomb (3.0) has already been spotted on a Motorola device so expect to see a fairly brisk rollout of Gingerbread on the above devices, as for others we will have to wait and see.
Do you have an Android Smartphone and do you think Gingerbread will be made available on it?
Well since I'm with AT&T, even if it would be coming out someday – I would have NO idea about ti because AT&T refuses to even make a commitment that they'll be releasing an update to the Captivate. Even though marketing literature from many sources said that the Captivate would received a 2.2 update. The phone could be really great but it sorely needs some performance improvements, GPS bug fix and power management improvements.
My wife and I are sick of taking a phone that was 90% charged the night before and trying to make a call on it, only to find it dead. This is fully do to Android's power management. If I kill all running tasks before putting the phone down it will hold a charge for several days without use.
"Game developers only got their hands on Android Gingerbread 2.3 last week so it will at least be a few weeks before an update to the Galaxy S is ready."
It'll be more than a few weeks before the Samsung Galaxy S gets Gingerbread, Google isn't even releasing the source code for 2.3 for a few more weeks, and then it'll probably take a month or two for it to be ported to the Galaxy S.