With the conspiracy theory that Samsung may be holding back the Android 2.2 Froyo update for its Galaxy S smartphones, which launched with Android 2.1, in favor of pushing out newer hardware with Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung has taken upon itself to clear the air. In a statement to Phonescoop, the company is setting the record straight on a number of issues related to the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S smartphones.
The phone-maker is saying that it is not charging carriers for the update to bring Froyo to current-generation hardware. Moreover, the phone-maker is saying that it will have more details on the status of Froyo for Galaxy S smartphones shortly.
No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!
Samsung was in the hot seat before in its relationship with T-Mobile with the Behold II Android smartphone. Though T-Mobile had promised that it would be rolling out updates to newer versions of Android for smartphones in its lineup, Samsung only delivered an upgrade to Android 1.6 when Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 were available for the handset, causing some consumer backlash.
However, with the Galaxy S series, it’s nice to see Samsung proactively respond to Internet concerns, criticisms, and speculations. The phone-maker has ambitious plans to be the top phone and smartphone manufacturer and it looks like Samsung is doing the right thing here by addressing user concerns.