Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will get Android 2.3 Gingerbread beginning in mid-May

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Samsung has confirmed the good news for Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablet users — the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be arriving as early as mid-May. Of course, not everyone using one of those devices will get Gingerbread in mid-May. According to the details coming from Samsung, those in the UK and Nordic countries will get the update in mid-May and from there it will be gradually rolled out to other countries in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and then the rest of the world. Bottom line, while the update will be coming, those using one of those devices may be waiting a bit depending on where they live. Keep reading to check out the full press release…

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 (

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