It’s Official : Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy Tab & Galaxy S in mid-May [update: late-May]

It’s official, boys and girls : Samsung officially announced today that it’s going to update its entire Galaxy S family to Android Gingerbread. The first countries that are going to get this update are UK and Nordic countries and the update will take place starting with mid-May.

The rest of the countries around the world will follow, getting their update “according to the regional plan”. Among the devices that will enjoy the Gingerbread Update will be the Original Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch, which already got an early update in Italy as reported a few days ago. Other devices include Galaxy S, Ace, Gio, Fit, and mini. Please find attached bellow the press release with the full details released by Samsung. Good times ahead…

Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY TabSEOUL–(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface. 

The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.

The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:

· Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.

The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).

UPDATE : Samsung revised it’s statement saying the update will take place from late-May :

The upgrade path will begin with Galaxy S in the UK from late May. The availability of the software upgrade will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process.

 

Via : Engadget

 

  • Luis !!

    i want Honeycomb!
     

    • Jonathan Temple

      Why specifically do you want Honeycomb??

      Is it the bugs and lack of software for it ??

      Jon

  • Suresh

     where is regional plan for update, i m waiting from last five days 

  • Jerry_c

    Yeah~~~ Thank you Samsung

  • Gary Truss

    How will it roll out in the U.K? Will samsung send out emails with links to download Gingerbread?

    • Erickquimada

      as stated by samsung….”The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com)”.  

  • http://twitter.com/humbertokonda Humberto Konda

    Notícia High-Tech: Gingerbread (Android 2.3) no Samsung Galaxy Tab e Galaxy S.

  • iceman

    How about samsung galaxy tab wifi?it is updatable to gingerbread?

  • Mike Pearman

    Well its “mid May” so where is it!!!? plugged it in Kies launched, Nothing! nada! 

  • http://twitter.com/dngeorgiev5 Dimitar Georgiev

     I guess that the P1010 (wifi only) is not included. I am never buying Samsung again!!!!!!

  • Suresh

     atleast they should give some idea about exect date for available on kies. there is nothing. i check everyday and same thing

  • Shantanu561

    this so frustrating – i fired up kies and connected my tab but it says that the gt p1000 cant be upgraded ! when are samsung gonna release the update via kies ?

  • Gary Davis

    “The upgrade path will begin with Galaxy S in the UK from late May. The availability of the software upgrade will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process.”  As just seen on the Samsung site for UK news the date is now moved to late May, so I guess at least another week before we see it

  • sunnyp1187

    Samsung are either poor at communicating to the public or more probably having issues inhouse, could be related to the pull back of event on May 24th.

  • Anonymous

    That seals the deal. Not going to wait for kies. Going to update manually. Update should be ready for Denmark already.

    • Josef

      where do you find the danish update? Need also the scandinavian version, as I’m in Norway.

  • http://www.ebusinessappraisals.com business appraisals

    Samsung is really pushing hard. I heard TouchWiz 4.0 is a lot better than the others. So I guess the only thing left for them to fix is all that Plastic on their phones. And everything will be perfect.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/X3ESrJwW3IZJ6wLIO0SnkddFYcuPEK7E#6d353 scarface517

    My favorite feature of 2.3 is VoIP using GMail.  I can’t wait for that one.

  • Thatswhywechoose

    Samsung will never have the heart of more people because of their poor delivery of their products. To much delay Samsung… It is already early June. Where is the update? Where is the Galaxy S2 in Singapore? You are no good when it come to this. Makes me feel bad… It sucks.

  • Thatswhywechoose

    Samsung will never have the heart of more people because of their poor delivery of their products. To much delay Samsung… It is already early June. Where is the update? Where is the Galaxy S2 in Singapore? You are no good when it come to this. Makes me feel bad… It sucks.

  • Gary Truss

    Still no gingerbread on kies for UK gtab ;(
    whats going on samsung?

  • Rekingston

    Will the Gingerbread update 2.3 be also for the 7 inch Galaxy Tab Wifi ?

  • Suresh

    samsung just announced update and now busy in launching new products. 

  • Gary Davis

    You need to read the press release carefully, here is the first part from the Samsung UK website……
    “New platform upgrade on the way for other Galaxy family devices
    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the availability of upgrades to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung is currently working on Gingerbread software upgrades for Galaxy Tab as well as other members of the Samsung Galaxy family.”

    They are clearly saying that the Galaxy S is getting 2.3 and will be the “late May” release, but they are still working on the Galaxy Tab, to me this reads NOT YET guys! Samsung need to get better at this.

  • http://www.couponchief.com/petcarerx PetCareRx Coupon

    It is already early June. Where is the update? Where is the Galaxy S2 in Singapore? You are no good when it come to this.

  • I Nicholls

    June 7th and Kies still offers nowt.

  • novis

    I have just bought a P1000, before putting a load of stuff on it is it worth updating to Gingerbread and I may be missing something but I cannot see anywhere on the Tab labelled check for updates, how on earth do I get updates?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.merryfield Tony Merryfield

    Has anyone had the update through Kies for their Tab yet in the UK?

    I bought mine SIM free but use it on 3; so I wonder how that will affect the rollout.

  • http://www.houseofweddings.ie/ wedding shop

    I wonder where that leaves the infuse and charge. The older devices are being updated while brand new devices are left on froyo?

  • Glenn Davis

    Galaxy S updated last week.
    Still waiting on Galaxy Tab.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcrispens Don Crispens

    Any new word on when the release would be happening.  This is really a key thing im looking for with my Galaxy Tab 7.  Response?

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