It’s always a good thing when a company keeps their word. In the world of Android, it doesn’t always happen, especially when it comes to release dates for firmware updates. However, it seems like Samsung will indeed stay true to their promise that the international-spec Galaxy S (i9000) will be receiving its update to Android 2.2 by the end of September. A source from within the Finland branch of Samsung has disclosed that Samsung’s repairs department will be:

“definitely receiving new software for repairing froyo builds on the 22nd of September, with the build expected to be released on the 23rd”

There are two important points to make of this. Firstly, if this is what is planned in Finland, then it’s logical that the release in other countries should happen at a similar time. So while I cannot say with full confidence that the global release will be on September 23rd, it does at least seem like a good starting point, if nothing else. Secondly, this information only relates to the i9000 Galaxy S. While it is fully possible that the four USA Galaxy S devices will receive froyo around this time, we cannot be sure of this based upon this information alone. In the meantime, let’s hope that this information is accurate, and that the Galaxy S receives its helping of Froyo soon.

  • Anonymous

    They need to release Froyo 2.2 for ALL of the Galaxy line.

    If anything, 2.2 for my Epic 4g, because my 30 day return period ends on the 30st, and if Froyo isn’t out by then, I’m probably gonna return my Epic for a Evo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Berridge/805969322 Zachary Berridge

      That sounds like a perfectly reasonable response.

      • Z-Anwar

        LOL. Funny guy.

  • Baltasar

    !………….least but not last
    my galaxy can’t wait……..!

  • Sean

    is this for the vibrant too????

    • http://www.facebook.com/danlesser Dan Lesser

      The information we have relates to the i9000 only, so I honestly couldn’t say.

      • Littletortillaboy

        arent they almost the same though?

  • Aapp

    I can’t wait hope its true

  • Anonymous

    I’m crossing my fingers they are adding the ability to support Bluetooth 3.0. Android 2.2 doesn’t natively support it. The Bluetooth software stack is older version that only supports 2.1, which means slow transfer rates.

  • Anonymous

    I’m crossing my fingers they are adding the ability to support Bluetooth 3.0. Android 2.2 doesn’t natively support it. The Bluetooth software stack is older version that only supports 2.1, which means slow transfer rates.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m crossing my fingers they are adding the ability to support Bluetooth 3.0. Android 2.2 doesn’t natively support it. The Bluetooth software stack is older version that only supports 2.1, which means slow transfer rates.

  • cbd_kwt

    Then they should also inform how to update to Froyo WITHOUT deleting Contacts,loaded Applications and multimedia…..Kies provided by Samsung also does`nt detect my phone…Wonder whether its Lies program.

  • http://twitter.com/eskdroid ErwinSK

    And the Netherlands? Dont forget the Low Lands in Europe :-)

  • http://twitter.com/markinct Mark Hennessey

    Fix my GPS first… then give me Froyo and Flash… and a road map to Gingerbread, please.

    • Method115

      Has gingerbread even been released yet? How do you expect a roadmap for something they don’t even have in there hands? It would be a poorly estimated road map and likely change drastically once they have the actual code to work with. Which would just lead to more complaints. The one thing thats bothered me about the android community is it’s obsession with updates. I understand wanting it but some people just have an unrealistic time frame for how long these things take.

      • Anonymous

        Hardware manufacturers are generally given access to OS updates way before they are released.

        If Gogle can give a rough roadmap to Gingerbread, so it should Samsung.

      • Anonymous

        Hardware manufacturers are generally given access to OS updates way before they are released.

        If Gogle can give a rough roadmap to Gingerbread, so it should Samsung.

  • Rodrigo Haydt

    Please. Don’t forget Brazil!

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  • http://www.nerdinuse.com Blaite

    I have Galaxy from Finland. No update here yet. Any more news about it?