Samsung and AT&T have pushed out a firmware update for the Samsung Captivate, the carrier's version of the Galaxy S, which addresses the GPS issues some users have reported. The new software - which will be delivered as an OTA update, and should show up on all Captivate handsets in service within the next few weeks - also consists of several other bugfixes and improvements.
"An update to improve the Samsung Captivate's GPS performance is now available. Captivate customers will receive a notification on their device that an update is available and will simply need to download the file to update their phone. The updates will be pushed to customers’ devices over the next few weeks.
The update for the Captivate will also improve additional device functions, such as media scanning time, add the full version of Quickoffice and address Microsoft Exchange 2003 policy support."
Sluggish media indexing is one thing we discovered Verizon had addressed in their Galaxy S handset, the Samsung Fascinate, so we're glad to see it brought over to the AT&T phone as well. Prior to the update, GPS on the Captivate could be sluggish to find a fix and, even then, inaccurate in its positioning.
[via Android Community]