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Samsung Galaxy S finally getting Gingerbread, as well as other Galaxy phones

Finally after a lot of delays and being stuck on Froyo for ages, Samsung is giving the still-formidable Galaxy S the Android 2.3 Gingerbread treatment.

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Same goes for the Galaxy Tab and other Galaxy phones such as the Ace, Gio, Fit and even the basic mini. But that’s not the complete lineup of Galaxy phones that we have in the market? There’s no word for the QWERTY-toting Pro and Galaxy 551 as well as their first entry-level Android which is the Galaxy 5 nor the long-forgotten Spica.

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.

UK and Nordic countries will get first dibs on the upgrade which will be available mid-May via Samsung Kies.  Expect the rest of the region, including Southeast Asia, soon after that. I’m hoping for a late May or early June.

[Samsung]
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  • justin

    what about the galaxy sl?

    • it’s not even launched yet. maybe it will come with gingerbread already when it becomes available.

      • aries

        Wala pa din para sa sl na update.

        malas. un pa nabili ko.

    • andoscave

      I was looking for a Gingerbread update for galaxy sl. My searh has taken me here. Is there any update for galaxy sl to gigerbread already?

  • Xial

    Will it be only available on newly purchased phones or even old phones can get the upgrade??

    • old phones can upgrade once it becomes available.

  • Anonymous

    wtf, what about Samsung Galaxy SL i9003? 🙁

    • SL is not yet launched here. maybe it will come with Gingerbread already. 😉

  • Anonymous

    What about Samsung Galaxy Spica? 🙁

    • it’s been forgotten. 😛 root it na lang.

  • Galaxy 5

    what about galaxy 5? 🙁

    • taicho

      Malabo… la pa nga official froyo sa asian models (gt-i5503) eh… galaxy 5 users would be depending more on custom roms XD ok naman eh…

      • neo hizuka

        can you help me configure the mms/gprs setting of my galaxy 5? im using smart prepaid but even them dont know how to configure my phone

  • Galaxy 5

    what about galaxy 5?? 🙁

  • Jamie Amar

    Is Samsung Galaxy Gio already out in the market? haha thanks.. gusto ko kasi nito =))

    • nope di sya ilalabas dito.

  • Jason

    Got word from samsung customer support

    Dear Jason,

    Thank you for contacting Samsung Philippines.

    The 2.3 or ginger bread version is not yet released here in the Philippines.Currently, no advise yet for the ETA
    or estimated time of arrival.

    Thank you for supporting Samsung Products. Should you have further
    inquiries, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-10-7267864. We will
    be glad to be at your service!

    Please do not reply back to this email message as this email address is
    used for outbound messages only.

    Sincerely,

    Samsung Philippines

    • It’s here now. i just upgraded my samsung galaxy s to Gingerbread (2.3.3) today thru wifi (54mbps). took about 25 minutes to complete.
      latest firmware version: PDA:JV9 / PHONE:JV9 / CSC:JV9(XTC)

      • thanks for the heads up blitz!

  • blitzkrieg

    yay! i have upgraded my samsung galaxy S to Gingerbread (2.3.3) today. took about 25 minutes thru wifi (54mbps).

    PDA:JV9/ PHONE:JV9/ CSC:JV9(XTC)

  • Blitzkrieg

    I just upgraded my samsung galaxy s to Gingerbred (2.3.3) JV9 (XTC) today. Took about 25 minutes on wifi (54mbps).

  • raciram

    i’d like to know if galaxy SL will be able to update to gingerbread, bago bumili, it’s on sale for 18k, sayang naman kung pwede i-update….

    • yup… i suppose so. same lang naman sila ng Galaxy S eh. pero ask mo na rin yung samsung shop personnel to be sure but it should work.

  • amart

    hi there..just want to know that will gingerbread upgrade wipe all the apps n data installed in the phone? btw mine 2.2.1 already rooted,so do i have to re root again after upgrading to gingerbread?tq

    • not sure on rooted device but on unrooted ones, before you can upgrade via Kies, it will first backup your phone so no worries on your data.

  • nero

    samsung should update all of their galaxy units. 🙁 GALAXY 555555!!

  • vinz

    ahm,,ask q lang poh kng anong ms mganda n phone htc_wildfire-S or samsung fit.?.. at bakit dn?

    • wildfire s. mas maganda build. maganda rin UI.

  • reynan

    ano po ba ang kagandahan ng gingerbread 2.3.4 sa galaxy mini?
    kasi po gusto ko po gawing froyo to gingerbread 2.3.4 ung android version ko

    ty po sa magiging sagot nyo ^_^

    • wala masyado pero most likely may performance optimization.

  • Mak

    Just want to ask po… how do you upgrade your OS to gingerbread? I’m currently using Samsung galaxy mini…

    tnx…^^

  • Christopher Quijano

    Well guys,

    After the loooong wait, the offical Asian Samsung Galaxy Mini Gingerbread update has arrived via KIES.

    Just updated my Mini last weekend and it was so good. 😉

    • Thanks Christopher for the heads up!

    • Bert Singson

      Updated my niece’s SG Mini to Gingerbread 2.3.4 via KIES. There are some visual enhancement (battery icon, fonts, virtual keyboard, etc) and some hidden improvements (faster charging, faster game startup, etc.) but a constant problem now is that it shuts off or restarts automatically for no apparent reason like in a middle of game or while listening to music. She now wants it downgraded to back to froyo, is this possible? Or can this auto shut off / restart can be fixed in gingerbread?

      • what you could probably do is uninstall apps/games that you don’t use anymore. maybe an app doesnt work well with gingerbread. i would start with the apps that are usually running in the background