9/22/2010 11:58:00 AM
Samsung Galaxy S to get Android update on T-Mobile
T-Mobile has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S will be updated to Android 2.2 at the end of September.
The Galaxy S was released in June this year, supported by a £12m marketing campaign for the manufacturer’s flagship Wave and Galaxy handsets.
Simon Stanford, Head of mobile UK and Ireland, said: 'We are keen to keep our customers up to date with the latest technology, both hardware developments and software upgrades. We can confirm that the Android 2.2 (Froyo) software will be available to all Galaxy S customers. We are currently in testing to ensure the upgrade is as smooth an experience as possible'.
At the start of this month, the operator released the Samsung Galaxy Tab – a tablet operating on the Android platform. The Tab will launch with Android 2.2 in October.
The Galaxy S is part of Samsung’s Android family, which also includes the Apollo, Europa and Monte.
Retailers have reported that the Galaxy S has done well in its first few months.
Samsung senior mobile product manager Carey McGregor said at the IFA in Berlin: ‘Android is key for us at the moment. The success with the Galaxy S has lifted our presence within smartphones and we are getting a good reputation.’
Samsung held the second largest share of handsets globally in Q2. However, sources have suggested that the manufacturer is creeping up on Nokia, which holds first place. According to analyst house IDC, Samsung sat in sixth place in Q2 with a 4% global share of smartphones.