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Samsung announce Android Gingerbread for Galaxy S and Tab hits mid-May

After crumbs of misinformation regarding a Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S made it seem like the update was a Galaxy far, far away, it would seem we finally have it!

The Korean tech-giant has revealed the UK will get its taste of  Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) across the full Galaxy range mid-May with the roll out including high end gadgets – Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, also the more affordable range Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Glo, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Mini.

The official press statement reads –

  • SEOUL–(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).

Samsung’s Galaxy S II is on its way to the UK this June – Read all about it HERE.

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