News leaked out today that an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the Samsung Captivate was imminent and the evidence was the update page itself. Then, it appears Samsung heard about it and promptly pulled the page with no explanation given.
Changes are rumored to include a new home page tips widget that helps configure the screen with shortcuts. There’s also to be improved security with the addition of alpha-numberic password options and Exchange policy enforcement.
So far the Samsung Vibrant is the only US Samsung Galaxy S phone to get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo. Update 02/18/11: Sprint will release an update to Android 2.2 Froyo for the Samsung Epic 4G on 2/22. The Samsung Galaxy S update to Android 2.2 has many well-liked features, including Adobe Flash compatibility, speed improvements, a better keyboard, Samsung Media Hub, better Microsoft Exchange support, and the storing of apps on the microSD card (see list of update features). The newest Samsung Galaxy S phone the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will launch on T-Mobile on February 23.
Luckily, Samsung has been able to get the update out for T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant but handsets like the Captivate have been left in the dust. Today, however, a ray of hope came in the form of the official Samsung Captivate Android 2.2 update straight from Samsung. The update’s listing was quickly pulled after being released.