What are the odds of Android 2.2 (Froyo) on the Galaxy?General

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  1. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

    There have been some silly announcements of 2.2 Froyo being 450%
    faster than 2.1 Eclair.

    It's not important how much faster it will be... the important thing is
    they've seemingly worked on improving speed, which in turn probably
    means resource usage is lower, which could also mean hardware
    requirements are lower and perhaps it will run fine on older phones.

    Anyway, I doubt Samsung will be giving us 2.2 instead of 2.1, so I'm
    curious whether there is any chance of us getting it some other way?

    Are there any reasons why 2.2 would not be able to run on the Galaxy?

  2. angeamon

    angeamon Well-Known Member

    Samsung has never liked supporting older models of phones !!

    So getting FRYO on Samsung i7500 is like a dream :)
  3. imad

    imad Active Member

    if any other device with 192 mb ram gets froyo, then galaxy might get it but with long delay.
  4. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

    ...and from the community, not from Samsung. :rolleyes: Sorry, couldn't resist.
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    not even a slim chance
  6. Naruvam

    Naruvam Well-Known Member

    2.2 has new kernel it's going to be a lot of work without new sources from Samsung:(
  7. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

    I was curious whether work done for 2.1 paves the way for 2.2 or not.
    As in, can stuff be reused and built upon or is it all anew?
  8. villa1n

    villa1n Well-Known Member

    100% chance... on the Galaxy...S ^^
  9. dryhte

    dryhte Well-Known Member

    It'll never be 100% until the 'S' ships with it, sadly.
  10. pikacz

    pikacz Well-Known Member

    let us pray that fragmentation will be a big enough problem for google that they will start pressuring mobile carriers to release updates for every phone, i think there's a chance of that actually happening (probably in a few months of course...)
  11. kreator

    kreator Member


    I will have two samsung cells,my first and last.
  12. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    for legacy handsets and are 2nd gen androids? you serious?
  13. pikacz

    pikacz Well-Known Member

    if pieces of crap like spica, hero or moment are getting 2.1 then yes, i'm serious :)
  14. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    hero is htc which is a google partner and its been delayed again
    spica is different hardware and came some 6 months after galaxy and has more memory and a slightly faster cpu

    moment has loads more memory and a slightly faster cpu

    192mb ram 528mhz chip and minimal support tells me you are in dreamworld
    were not even getting 2.1 so how you see a slim chance of 2.2
    there is no agreement in place for forced updated on current versions of android. google have no power at all over the manufacturers at this point
  15. pikacz

    pikacz Well-Known Member

    you're right of course, but i was just trying to point out a couple of phones that are only slightly better than galaxy (which could handle 2.1, it handles mustymod) and are going to get (or already have) 2.1, that's why i'm not abandoning all hope (yet...)
  16. Hark

    Hark Well-Known Member

    I came here to ask the same question. With Froyo being (supposedly) more efficient and splitting some core functions off and allowing things to run from the SD card you'd think there's a chance the Galaxy would have more luck with Froyo than Eclair. Chances of Samsung porting it seem close to zero, but hopefully Drakaz or someone might have more luck. I wish someone at Google would step up and do something about it, but that seems unlikely and is dissapointing.

    I'm waiting for a new phone that has Froyo before I junk my Galaxy.
  17. Yathushan

    Yathushan Well-Known Member

  18. dsyzug

    dsyzug Well-Known Member

  19. etli22

    etli22 New Member

  20. devil126

    devil126 Member

    If SAMSUNG can give us offical resource,we can, if not, I think it's a long long waiting for 2.2 even 2.1. As I know, only Drakaz is working on Galaxy 1.6 and 2.1 now, seems no one is supportting Galaxy.
  21. dsyzug

    dsyzug Well-Known Member

    Check it in android emulator with SDK program Android 2.2, API8 r_1 or see the image
    It shows kernel 2.6.29.
  22. FadeFx

    FadeFx Well-Known Member

    if its really 2.6.29 then chances ar raising...
  23. mrqs

    mrqs Well-Known Member

  24. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

    I'm running froyo in emulator and kernel is .29. Any screenshots with froyo running .32?
  25. Yathushan

    Yathushan Well-Known Member

    Just wondering, where can I get an emulator from because I would love to test out froyo to see what it is like?

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