The Droid 2 Global is Here! Galaxy S Getting Froyo on November 15th on O2 UK!


Motorola’s Droid 2 Global went up for sale on Verizon Wirelesses website early this morning out of nowhere. Like the Droid Pro model that became available for pre-order from Verizon today, the Droid 2 Global is a world phone. Interestingly, the new Droid 2 is expected to replace the old Droid 2 if the rumors hold true. Besides just the added cellular frequencies for international travelers, the Global also brings a 1.2 GHz processor to the table. Oh, and a leaked screenshot AndroidCentral got its hands on shows that carrier O2 UK starts its Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ update on November 15th.

For a full rundown on the Droid 2 Global, click here.

If you don’t need a world phone, think the updates in the Global version of the Droid 2 are worth the $199 price with two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate? It’s a tough call.

Samsung’s Galaxy S series of smartphones have impressive hardware and a stylish design. The only problem is that most of them are currently crippled by Android 2.1 ‘Éclair’. Android version 2.2 ‘Froyo’ is the newest version of the operating system from Google and version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ will be releasing in the very near future. Froyo runs faster than Éclair and brings quite a number of improvements, most notably Adobe Flash.

Samsung has been working on rolling out this update and while the OTA update to 2.2 for Galaxy S smartphones has already started for some in the UK, the fact that the leaked document shows O2 UK will be officially pushing this out in less than a week is good for US owners who are desperate to get their hands on this.

Angry that Samsung is taking so long to put Android 2.2 on its Galaxy S series? How long will it take the company to get 2.3 Gingerbread out? The next batch of smartphones in development from various manufacturers is certainly going to launch with Gingerbread. Gingerbread will also serve as a temporary measure for tablets until 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ makes its way out early next year. In the meantime, we’re stuck here waiting for the manufacturers and carriers to get their Android updates out at their own schedule.

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