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Samsung Galaxy S phones in UK can haz Froyo now

December 24, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Firmware updates, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S

Here’s an early Christmas present, which technically shouldn’t have taken this long to arrive, for all of you Samsung Galaxy S owners in the United Kingdom. Samsung has finally made good on its promise to update the phone to Android 2.2, also known as Froyo.

The Samsung UK Twitter account has announced that an update is now available for British users of its flagship phone, which has sold 9.3 million units worldwide this year by the way. The update applies to Galaxy S phones on all UK networks, so users can hop over to the Galaxy S support site and get all of the information and files necessary to apply it.

Rather than send out over-the-air updates, the Galaxy S firmware is upgraded through the Kies software. Users must first download the software and connect the phone to the PC using a USB cable. I’ve never had the (mis)pleasure of using Kies, so I won’t be much help in the matter. All of the documentation required can be found at the support site.

[SamsungUK Twitter] via Android Community