The network configuration should be left static and unaffected by updates. Any hardware customization should be done by the OEM (Samsung in this case). This process is seriously flawed on Android.
Apple can do it and presume Windows Mobile is doing it. My next phone will be an IPhone. They get updates in weeks. On this platform the released version is already out of date and obsolete and if and when the next release comes it the same story. TOO LONG and many never get updated at all.
On this series of 2.3.x the latest for a very long time is 2.3.4 which has bug fixes as well. But Android 3.2 is also out as well. Why would we not want the version with the bug fixes and why waist time configuring the old release for months later. You can see this on their site: - Android 2.3.4 Platform | Android Developers