Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread roll out suspended by Google

Why is this not surprising ? Well, because something similar happened with the Galaxy S Android 2.2 Froyo roll out last year. Google has apparently suspended the Gingerbread roll out for the Galaxy S that started last week-end because of problems with the ROM and I personally hope the Samsung changes a couple of things in there before pushing it out again.

As I said previously, I found the latest Froyo roms to be snappier out of the box and didn’t appreciated some of the changes done (new notification bar, button back lights always on..) so I decided to stick with it instead of using the 2.3.3.

source: Vodafone

  • Anonymous

    What is up with Samsung and OS updates? Are they just unreliable phones?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    I would call this bad luck. But then again we don’t really know why the Google decided to suspend the roll out. People love to bitch about Samsung’s roller coaster updates but don’t seem to realize that:
    1) Most of the update issues (or rather lack of updates… are simply a carrier issue especially in the US)
    2) Samsung is actually cranking out tons of updates for all of its devices (Android/Bada) nearly on a weekly basis. In the case of the Galaxy S, I’ve rarely seen a company make some many firmwares for a single handset (sure most of them are not official releases or just in beta form but at least the company is working hard on providing new stuff).

    I just hope the the minor issues I’ve faced with the 2.3.3 rom will be fixed in a later version (same happened with the official 2.21..it wasn’t top notch in terms of perfs but this was totally fixed in a subsequent update)