Froyo Delayed on Galaxy S, XPERIA X10 Gets Éclair


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A bit of sad news for Samsung Galaxy S owners in the UK; apparently, the Android update for the system has been taken down and will not be launched until another week. But Samsung has officially stated that the firmware update is not due to be released in the first place. They are still in the middle of testing and next week is their intended launch date.

While it may seem like an over-reaction to a pre-mature posting of the Froyo on Samsung’s open source site, Galaxy S owners have to be forgiven for their fervor as the wait for an update has been pretty long.

Originally, when the Froyo was announced much earlier this year, the OS update was supposed to arrive for the Galaxy S within a month after the HTC Desire was updated. As it turned out, the Desire update has been available for quite some time –leaving Galaxy S owners wondering when their turn would actually come.

Simon Stanford, current director of Samsung Mobile UK has stated that “In the UK market, we are currently in final stages with our testing to ensure the upgrade is as smooth an experience as possible. Further information in relation to roll-out will be available early next week.”

In other Android related news, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is getting an update to the Android 2.1 Éclair. While this news bit would have been much more impressive had it been a 2.2 Froyo update, SE owners are happy nonetheless. The X10 came out packed with 1.6 Donut, making the XPERIA series fall far behind its competitors when it comes to having an updated OS.

Despite this factor, Sony still managed to more than enough handset to make some of their devices –particularly the X10 Mini Pro and the X10 Mini become some of the most successful handsets in the UK.

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