Owners of the popular Samsung Galaxy S handset will doubtless be chuffed to hear that Froyo is finally being released for the smartphone.
Samsung has announced that Android 2.2 will be available via Kies, the company’s proprietary Windows based upgrade platform.
It will be rolled out in Europe, beginning with Scandinavian countries. Samsung tweeted: “We’re rolling out Froyo updates in Europe. We’re in the last stages of testing here & we’ll update you early next week on its UK release.”
Froyo brings with it an extra zip of speed, full Flash support and device tethering, along with Google Maps GPS navigation plus voice guidance for the smartphone, and other bits and pieces.
Last week, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy S has shifted 5 million units worldwide in four months, almost as much as the company’s entire total of smartphone sales for last year.
In the second quarter of 2010, Samsung’s smartphone market share was up from 3.2% to 4.6% according to iSuppli, mainly off the back of the Galaxy S. This meant the company overtook Motorola to snare fifth place in the global smartphone rankings.