It has been just a week when Google has officially launched its latest version of Mobile Operating System – Gingerbread – also known as Android 2.3, mobile handset manufacturers have already sparked the fire towards “early upgrade benefits”. After Google Nexus S launch and LG Optimus announcement of possible upgrade, it’s time for Samsung Galaxy S users to have a party bash.
Samsung Mobile India has recently confirmed that company is investing their efforts to upgrade all Samsung Galaxy S users to latest Android 2.3 instead 2.2 (Froyo). Much appreciated Galaxy S is one of the flagship products for Samsung which has touched the height of popularity among the Android fans. Galaxy S features 1Ghz processor with 4 inch super AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera wit h HD video recording capability, 3G connectivity, 32GB expandable memory card slot and much more.
However, Samsung Mobile India has not mentioned any specific date or duration for such upgrade but as per few sources, close to company’s backend operations, customers can expect roll out of latest Android version from early next year.
Industry analysts feel that the sudden excitement for upgrade among mobile market leaders is a post launch effect of many entry level Android handsets like Micromax A60, LG Optimus One and many more. Economically conscious Asian market is leaning towards such entry level Android phones due to major cost difference. In order to justify their cost and stay in competition companies are willing to priorities the upgrade for high end Android phones.
The discussion has also been triggered on scalability of vastly available entry level Android phones and LG Optimus One was the first one who got caught under controversial discussion. After ‘roller-coaster’, finally LG Electronics has agreed to explore the upgrade possibilities of its Optimus One series.
Apparently next few months are going to be a deciding factors for mobile handset industry especially for Android platform. Besides ‘minimum specs debate for Android 2.3’, MeeGo – A joint development of another mobile operating system by Intel, Nokia & Linux- is also gearing up to challenge the supremacy of Android.