It can be easy to get lost in the parade of reports of more recent Android handsets getting upgraded to Android 2.1 or 2.2, but let’s not forget that there are still some devices out there still on 1.5. It’s no Froyo, but O2 Germany’s Samsung Galaxy users (yes, the old Galaxy that we used to actually be excited about back when we were longing for more devices) have finally been stepped up to Android 1.6 (donut). There are some people who don’t care about the latest and greatest version of Android – a lot of people, in fact – so a lot of those Galaxy owners have a lot to look forward to coming from 1.5.
Not only do they get a new Android market and a power control widget, they’ll also be able to take advantage of Google’s speech to text engine (though actual speech to text functionality isn’t built in) and will get access to apps that simply couldn’t run on Android 1.5 (latest Maps, Goggles, and whatever else they can find in the market).
Users can grab the update using Samsung’s PC Studio software as it’s not being offered over-the-air.