mentioned before, Samsung's Android smartphone, the
Galaxy will get
firmware upgrades via the PC, not over the air (OTA) and we've just received the
information that Samsung is ready to release the first ROM update for the Galaxy
within the next day. While it's not specified which improvements the ROM update
will bring, it's said that it will improve the overall stability of the device,
including increased user interface performance, as well as it will increase the
battery run- and stand-by time. It's not yet known if the firmware update will
also bring any feature improvements.
The firmware version is said to be I7500 - I7500VIAIG6:
The update will be distributed through Samsung's "New PC-Studio Software"
which is also used for flashing the Galaxy.
According to our information, this is a full firmware update which means it will
completely wipe the device's memory. Contrary to the initial
information we've received, the update will not wipe the devices memory and
after the update, all installed applications and files like photos and videos
are still available. Therefore, a full device backup is
not necessary but recommended anyway. prior the update process!
The ROM update should be available today or so.
UPDATE: That was fast! The Galaxy firmware update is now available
through Samsung's "New PC Studio". Just start the software, connect the
smartphone with the PC and click the "Update" icon on the bottom and select the
"GT-i7500" as the to be updated device. The New PC Studio should find the
firmware update on Samsung's server now. Please keep in mind that the PC needs
an Internet connection because the ROM update is downloaded first.
Cheers ~ Arne