After the several leaked
Froyo updates for the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S we can finally welcome the
first supplied via the Samsung KIES desktop software. Meanwhile, the
company announced it's sold over a million units of the various Galaxy
S incarnations on the US market in less than two months.
Save for the different names (and the Epic 4G side-slide QWERTY
keyboard) under the hood they are all the same (almost). All of them
feature 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreens on the front, 5MP autofocus
cameras with 720p HD video at 30fps on the back and 802.11n Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and Android 2.1 in-between.
And together they have been sold
in over one million copies across the country. This happens less than
two months after their launch in the USA and after the Samsung Galaxy S
reached one-million-sales milestone outside the US.
As for the Android 2.2 update, its not the first
official Froyo update for the Galaxy S we see but it's the only one (so
far) that comes directly through the company's Kies software. We went
ahead and installed the new firmware (version I9000XXJPC) and so far
we're pleased with it. It still needs some final touches - we
experienced some occasional freezes and lags (nothing major, though).
If you want to feed your Galaxy S some Froyo, just follow the guide found over at the XDA developers forum.
In order to download the firmware you should set Kies in the so-called
test mode via a Windows registry tweak as described in the post. Make
sure you read the instructions carefully.