Samsung releases Gingerbread for Galaxy S

The much-anticipated Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy S has begun to roll out to European users of the smartphone. Promised for mid-April – and dropping bang in the middle of the month – the new firmware was spotted by xda-developers, and reportedly adds an extra turn of speed to the Super AMOLED handset.

According to those who have already upgraded, all user data and apps are still in place afterwards and the UI is now lag-free.

With Samsung doing a staggered roll-out of the OS, you may have to wait a while to see Kies offer you Gingerbread for your device. Let us know in the comments if it appears as an update option (and tell us where you are).

[via Android Community]