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Samsung Galaxy S Froyo update – List of New features

So the new version of Android, i.e. the Android 2.2 or Froyo has started rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S devices, but it was not globally released at once. We could do it with a trick, and here is the tutorial on how to upgrade Samsung galaxy S to froyo which can be done to upgrade the device where the Android team has not still send the updates to. The new version surely looks better. Here is the list of new features and changes seen as we try to explore them –

  1. The GPS now tracks your location perfectly, even when you are traveling at a considerably good speed.
  2. The Mobile AP settings, which you use to make the device a Wi-Fi hotspot, now shows more options to make the connection open, or secure etc.
  3. The Wireless and Network section has the new USB settings – Which can be set for a particular action when USB is connected, or select to ask when connected.
  4. Sound and Display, were together earlier, now as different sections. So adjusting the brightness now is far easier.
  5. Locale on Text – Selecting through a whole big list of languages to type.
  6. Voice input added in, to search.
  7. Location and Security – Sensor Aiding is something new you would see. These sensors enhance the pedestrian positioning and so saves battery.
  8. Pinch-to-zoom on the homescreen – A beautiful addition. It is called Leap by Samsung.
  9. The wallpapers gallery has some cool new wallpapers.
  10. Menu Bar – Shows the auto-rotation option directly in there, making it easier to choose the option rather than going to the orientation in settings page.
  11. The count of unread messages on the messaging icon in the bottom dock, is changed.
  12. The icons beside the various Settings names, are all colored.
  13. Task manager – It has got a RAM Manager where you can control the RAM usage.
  14. ADOBE FLASH 10.1 Support – Watch it Apple. Flash finally works, and works perfectly. Could play the flash games very well.
  15. Cursor comes in, with a blue inverted drop shape, to help you select text more easily.
  16. The keyboard now brings in the numerics and accented characters on long pressing of the alphabets.
  17. Google groups enters the contacts section. Even the Facebook contacts join in.
  18. Notifications section – Shows how many bluetooth transfers were successful and how many failed, at one go.
  19. The external SD has got a new folder in the “My Files” section.
  20. The Froyo is very fast, Eclair was half the speed of Froyo although I tried to control the app usage and RAM maintenance.
  21. The Long press Power button – It brings a new option “Data Network mode” where you can switch the SIM network usage on/off for the internet data connection.
  22. Battery life – Considerably better than before.
  23. Video quality made better, when browsing through the Youtube videos. Graphics enhancements it is.
  24. Market App goes missing, and we still haven’t found a fix for this, though a few users got it back after a simple reboot.

There are many other changes, that I’m still exploring and would keep adding in, once I find them.



  1. Steogede

    August 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Froyo/2.2 is now available for Galaxy Apollo/3/i5800/i5801 (not sure when since, but about beginning of August I think). One really annoying bug is that when you set an alarm, it notes is set for that time on the current day of week I.e. if you set an alarm for 6am at 10pm on Sunday, it will go off at 6am the next Sunday, rather than Morning (as it used to) – unless you change the day manually.

    • Steogede

      August 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Sorry, meant ‘it is not set’, made a Swypo

  2. Cirtex Review

    January 30, 2011 at 6:22 am

    One of my friends is using the Galaxy 3 version of the Samsung galaxy family, and is still waiting for a froyo release for his phone. When Galaxy S got an early release, why doesn’t the Galaxy 3 get one?

  3. Feroz

    October 30, 2010 at 5:25 am

    How to backup data and downloaded apps.during Android upgrade? It is painful to lose all the data and the apps.for a OS upgrade. Any solutions for this

  4. Venkata Satish

    October 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Any idea about Galaxy 3 aka Apollo?

  5. Kenneth

    October 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

    When and how do we get android upgrade for Galaxy 3, as you know more people use this cheaper version of galaxy series in India ?

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