Samsung Intercept Froyo Update for Virgin Mobile released
Samsung’s Intercept Android smartphone for Virgin Mobile is finally receiving an Android 2.2 Froyo update. This update, like most upgrades to newer Android versions, comes after months of speculation. The first date was December 17th of last year, then it was “sometime this spring,” and now it’s today.
The update will be an over-the-air (OTA) update, which means users will be prompted to update their Samsung Intercept phone software from 2.1 Éclair to 2.2 Froyo. In fact, your Intercept will notify you that there’s an update available, and at that point you just select Restart and Install. The update procedure will take 5 to 15 minutes, and you won’t be able to use your phone while it’s updating. Don’t forget to ensure that your device is charged or connected to AC power before triggering the update, for you don’t want to lose power in the middle of the update.
Android 2.2 brings improved system performance as well as Active Sync and Bluetooth enhancements.
Froyo 2.2 enhancements include:
- Exchange Active Sync updates
- ability to install applications to external memory card
- improved Bluetooth device support
- Bluetooth Voice dialing
- improved operating system performance
- dedicated phone, application and browser icons on every home screen
The update process will take 5-15 minutes to complete. Users are advised to keep their phones fully charged and avoid removing their battery during the update process.