Samsung Provides Android 2.2 (Froyo) Update To AT&T Captivate

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It's tough to believe just how many months ago we reviewed Froyo. It was sunny, summer evening in 2010 when Android 2.2 began hitting the Nexus One, and now, over half a year later, some phones are still awaiting the update. Samsung's Galaxy S line has been a huge hit for the company, with over 10 million units sold worldwide and a version on every major carrier in the U.S. But for whatever reason, Froyo has been very slow to come to these phones. AT&T's version has been left Froyo-less for quite a long while, but it looks as if the company is hoping to correct that.

The Froyo update for the Samsung Captivate (AT&T's version of the Galaxy S) is finally upon us. Updating your phone isn't a total cakewalk, but at least Samsung provided a step-by-step guide on how to do it. The details are down in the via link, but at the very least, you'll need your phone, a USB cable and a PC with Internet. And maybe a little luck. But hey, at least you'll come out with Android 2.2!

Never mind the fact that some phones are already sporting Android 2.3...

Some of the Froyo features include:
·         USB Tethering
·         Mobile Hotspot
·         Flash 10.1 Support
·         Enhanced Microsoft Exchange Support (Auto-Discovery, Global Address list look-up, Increased Security Features,  and Exchange Calendars)
·         Speed and Performance Optimizations
·         Ability to Install Apps Directly to SD card
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rapid1 replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 1:19 AM

I am just waiting to see where the Galaxy S 2 goes. I have of course I am looking for my smart phone, and that one (the S 2) is most definitely on my watch list. Of course I may end up waiting until everything gets out there to. Basically it just depends what is on which network, and offers the best hardware with the best plan. I have also really been thinking about grabbing an EVO, and X or even a 4G LTE unit and porting it to MetroPCS as you can't beat there plans at least for me as I am in a 4G LTE area for both them (Metro), Verizon, and Wimax for Sprint.

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Wait wait wait, no over the air update for Android? What is Samsung thinking. One of the nice things about Android is that the updates can easily be delivered OtA.

I think I might be sticking with my EVO for a while even after the next batch of phones come out. Unless there are some that offer much greater user experience with longer battery life, there really is no reason to upgrade this generation.

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coolice replied on Mon, Feb 28 2011 11:31 AM
I say stick to what you have right now. the evo is a mighty powerful device.... plus in the next 6 months.... dual core mobile cpu's and the iphone 5 which can do your laundry with its retina display.

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