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UPDATE: Samsung releases Samsung Galaxy S II Camera update via Samsung Apps
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 29.06.11 - 18:49:27 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 13931x
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That's an interesting approach! While over the air (OTA) updates are quite common for Android smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II isn't any different to other Android smartphones. However, to my surprise, Samsung has recently released a "GalaxyS2 Camera Firmware Update" which is available through Samsung's very own Samsung Apps app-store but not through the Galaxy S II's official firmware update functionality. Basically, the update is an app-download which is executing and installing itself. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn't given any release notes and therefore it's unknown which problems or bugs the update might fix.

According to Samsung, the camera firmware update is compatible with the I9100, I9100L, I9100T, M250S, M250K and N033 while the I9100 is the important version number for Galaxy S II users. The update takes approximately 4 minutes and requires a reboot after.

The GalaxyS2 Camera Firmware Update can be downloaded from the Samsung Apps.

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Posted by RN on 30.06.11 - 04:22:40

Went to the Samsung Apps store but did not find the camera download.  Has it been removed? Please advise.

Posted by Arne Hess on 30.06.11 - 08:47:35

No, I still see it on the Samsung Apps store. It's under Categories -> Utilities (don't have the exact English name since it categories are shown in German for me). It's the same category where you can also find "Kies Air", "Samsung Remote" or "Samsung Mobile Print". Maybe it's yet not released in your region? Where are you from?

Posted by Jon Grieve on 30.06.11 - 14:02:18

How confusing.. the update is not available or listed in the "Samsung Apps" section of the Kies PC Software.  It can be found on the "Samsung Apps" part of their website, however you cannot obtain it from there.  You must use the "Samsung Apps" applet on your phone, and even then I had to battle my way to finding it.

How're we supposed to keep track of what's new??  While there, I stumbled upon a newer version of Kies Air.. woudl have been nice to have been offered this automatically, as Air is something I use a lot.

Posted by RN on 01.07.11 - 17:52:36

For some reason it does not show up in Samsung Apps in India, not sure how else we can get a hold of it.

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