Ok the whole reason i bought this phone was because everywhere i looked it up they said it was going to get froyo..
eg: this page at gsmarena.com
yesterday i decided to mail samsung's Customer Care about it. heres what i asked them:
"hi, first of this is regarding the gt i5801 and not the gt i5800 .. i was forced to selct i5800 in the drop down list of your site as the i5801 was not in the list.
anyway my query is this:
when will the samsung galaxy 3 (gt i5801) be getting the android 2.2 update?
how will this be done.. will it be an OTA update or something to do with Kies software?"
to their credit they sent me a reply within a few hours. Unfortunately it was this:
Welcome to Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. We thank you for your
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Thank you for taking interest in Samsung products and services.
GT-I5801 is available with android 2.1 version only. Right now we don?t have any official information of launching of froyo firmware for this handset.
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what the hell? 😡
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as of December 01 2010 my phone stopped connecting to Kies desktop software.. so even if the froyo update arrives.. i don't know how i'm gonna install it :insane:
according to @flashmadblog (in comments below) there might be an update to Kies as well.. so fingers crossed on that too.