Updated Android to include new GPS navigation and Press Reader.
Samsung is offering free mobile applications to customers who update their Galaxy S to their new Android 2.2 Froyo as it rolls out the system into the new year, in a bid to keep up with the likes of HTC’s and Huawei’s recent updates.
The Android 2.2 promises smoother performance with optimised application loading and switching and will support Adobe Flash Player 10.0 for video and online streaming.
The Smartphone also promises to provide enhanced exchange support, including remote wipe, a new Gmail application, an improved keyboard although there has been no confirmation as of yet whether it will deliver 720p (1280_720-pixel) video recording as it did on the HTC Desire.
The Navigation system, worth around $89, will enable the phone to instantly become a GPS device using maps from Australia and New Zealand, delivers 2D and 3D map views, turn-by-turn voice guidance, drive and walk modes and intelligent address search.
Press Reader gives users local and international news media directly to their smartphone and allows papers delivered daily to the mobile device and complements it’s current e-book reader app Borders E-Books.
Galaxy S devices running on Android 2.1 can be upgraded through KIES, says the Korean electronics maker.
“Providing our customers with the latest and greatest mobile content is key to ensuring the Samsung Galaxy S remains the Smartphone of choice for Australians,” said Tyler McGee, Samsung’s Telecommunications VP.
Last week, Dell announced their Streak device is now capable of running the latest version of ‘Froyo’.