Originally Posted by MuWeg
One additional remark: The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the very few Android phones with front camera — and unfortunately it cannot be updated using the SD card. Instead a proprietary Samsung application "kies", running only on Windows is required. This application does not even run with "wine", according to some postings in the net.
False. Kies is the way people upgrade when they are impatient. If you got the Sprint Galaxy S, Sprint would send you an over the air update to your phone. Updating via an SD card is only if you are flashing a custom ROM. Learn you're facts, buddy.
You don't NEED a computer to do anything on an android. When I used Ubuntu, when I needed to put something on my cell, I just popped the SD into my netbook. But like I said, as for updating, you don't need a computer.