Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread Rollout Halted, Here We Go Again


Poor Samsung can’t get an Android update off without stopping and starting its rollout to devices on top of seemingly endless delays. Such is the case with the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread currently rolling out to European Galaxy S handsets. The files for the upgrade have been pulled from Kies at the behest of Google, according to Vodafone. Vodafone also states the problems in question are not universal and in fact don’t even affect their Galaxy S devices.

Still, anyone who didn’t grab the update while they could must return to the waiting game and hope that Google and Samsung can sort out whatever issues they are having with getting the latest version of Android onto Galaxy phones.

[via Engadget]

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  1. Ahh poo! Ahh well, 2.2.1 still running smooth and strong for me. Its good to have a handset thats not locked down n carrier specific tho!

  2. couldnt it be due to an article posted here earlier this am??

  3. Here’s hoping Google is appalled with the TouchWiz interface enough to actually say, “no, not gonna happen, not this time”….. One can hope….

  4. I’ve heard reports that this update caused the statusbar to become unresponsive. This led to users being unable to answer incoming calls.

    A hard reset has worked for some users.
    More of the hard reset process here: http://www.esphoneblog.com/2011/04/18/android-2-3-bricked-your-samsung-galaxy-s-heres-how-to-fix-it/

  5. Oh, I thought this was an iPhone discussion based on the image! Nice reuse of resources from a previous article.

    1. Its the official picture of the Galaxy S from Samsung. Its only used in about NINETY PERCENT of Galaxy S articles.

      Stop trolling bro

  6. remember when phones where used to actually CALL PEOPLE?? sigh, the good ole days…. don’t know why everyone gets upset over these updates. My phone works great. I can call, text, email and surf the net. What more could you want?

    1. Except we pay an additional $400+ or so for these ‘phones’ in order to get all the features. Believe it or not, many people have replaced their PC’s with mobile devices. If all you care about is calling, you better have a cheapo $50 no contract phone with no text messaging or data plan. Technology changes, so do phones, and so do our expectations of phones.

    2. Don’t be silly. You’ll do fine with a simple flip phone, you don’t need to be on the smartphone forums.
      I have a little pocket size pc that also makes fone calls, you have a phone. Personal preference.

  7. I just wish Verizon would roll out an ota of 2.2 (preferably without Bing integrated) on their version of the galaxy s. At this rate I highly doubt us fascinate users will ever see an official ota of 2.3.

  8. well I’m glad tbh as a Galaxy S user.
    2.2.1 updated froyo was ROCK SOLID.

    Hope the new 2.3.3 Gingerbread upgrade will be too. Take your time Samsung, you’re actually ahead on this one.

  9. The Galaxy S is so awesome with 2.2.1 that I’m more than happy to wait. In fact, my Galaxy S is so smooth and responsive that I’m not sure I really want to perform an update. I prefer the Galaxy S with 2.2.1 over the Nexus S running Gingerbread. Perhaps the update has been pulled for packing too much awesomeness :). Maybe this is why Apple are now suing Samsung for the Galaxy range of devices – because these devices offer some true competition.

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