Samsung releases Android OS 2.2 update for Galaxy S

South Korean mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has confirmed that it would start upgrading its Galaxy S smartphone to Android 2.2 operating system, codenamed Froyo.

In fact, Galaxy S owners in northern Europe have already started receiving the Android 2.2 update that means the update should hit rest of the world soon.

The Android 2.2 update will be available via Samsung's proprietary software upgrade application, known as KIES. The update will enhance performance of the handset and improve navigation applications.

It will also add new features such as voice-controlled GPS, faster performance and most outstandingly Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1.

The Samsung Galaxy S, which was launched with Android 2.1 operating system, features 4-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 by 800, ARM cortex A8 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera, standard micro USB, USB 2.0, 3G, WiFi and EDGE.

The next version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread, is widely expected to be released by the end of this year with its software development kit to be expected to go public as soon as next week.