Samsung Says: Get your Gingerbread here! Updates for Galaxy S, Tab, Ace, Gio, Fit and mini

The official word from Samsung is out. A number of devices will be receiving Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread! Updating to Gingerbread will give user of the Samsung devices, the latest performance enhancements and welcome changes to the UI from the previous Froyo version.

The entire Galaxy line will be updated by way of Samsung device management software, Keis. These devices will be: GALAXY S, Tab, and Ace/Gio/Fit/mini. The update is set to kick off in the UK, and Nordic countries, with the rest of the world to follow. Hit the break for the entire press release from Samsung.

Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab

SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.

The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.

The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:

· Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.

The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (

[via press release]

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Adam was born and raised in Florida. Once a grown man traveled around the country working as a contract 3D mechanical designer. Finally settled in Gainesville, FL doing the same work in a permanent position for a global medical device company. His interest in mobile devices started with his Motorola Q9h which sported Windows Mobile 6.1. Unfortunately he was captured by the enemy and owned an iPhone3G for a short while, but that didn't last long through some dealings with the mobile carrier at the time. Finally he found a happy secure place among the Android community, starting with his HTC EVO 4G and hasn't looked back. All during his time with these various smartphones, he's dug deep into them, hacking away to get the best performance he could, all the while making his devices unique. As new Android devices are always on the horizon, he can't say what his next device will be, but he is Android for life, and his passion for all things Google will stand fast.

  • Robert

    So is this all Galaxy S phones? Like Captivate and Vibrant.

    • Joe Sirianni

      No Robert, this is referring to the Galaxy S overseas. Any updates for the US variants like the Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic will be mentioned by name.

  • FredOak

    And given AT&T’s track record with Froyo you may see it some time in 2012

  • Snash25

    No, read it better foo! Press release says ALL galaxy s, galaxy tab ect. will get 2.3. Its not a carrier ota upgrade, but a manufacturers upgrade. Go to for each effected model. (spoiler alert, captivate, epic, ect. are all named.)

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