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Compared to 2.2, what does 2.2.1 bring that's new please?

Thank you.

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I'm not aware of an official changelog anywhere, but you can look at the commit log on the git repository here. Anything between the 2.2_r1.3 tag and the 2.2.1_r1 tag was a change added in 2.2.1.

The summary: it's basically just bugfixes, hence why it's a smaller increment (as opposed to 2.2->2.3, for example).

Note: If you're getting a 2.2.1 update from a carrier then they may have added other changes to their own software, so the above applies to the Android OS itself and not any additional components.

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Thank you, Eldarerathis. – Francisc Apr 28 '11 at 15:46

Only for Samsung Galaxy S ( but nevertheless very, very important ): speed, speed, speed.

My Galaxy is much, much quicker in handling all things - the lag that was present in previous versions up and including 2.2 is completely gone.

Update: maybe not only for Samsung Galaxy S ( come to think of it ) , but I have only the Samsung Galaxy S at my disposal.

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How did you get this update? Did you get it officially? I'm just wondering because I have a Galaxy S Captivate that is still on 2.2. – Chance Apr 27 '11 at 14:47
@Chance It came down to i9000 (International) Galaxy S's through Kies back in February/early March (depending on your channel/network). I think just like the initial Froyo, it was released in Europe first. – GAThrawn Apr 27 '11 at 16:06
@Chance: I got it using the regular KIES. One day I ( a few weeks back ), I opened KIES and it reported an update to 2.2.1 to be ready. I upgraded and as they say: never looked back. It really, really, really ..... really does make a big difference. My phone, which I was happy with before, mind you, is not just ideal. I can't compare with other devices, of course, but as it is now, my Samsung Galaxy S phone is a 'hell of a device'. I a living in Belgium, by the way. – Edelcom Apr 27 '11 at 16:20
yeah, I forgot that people outside the U.S. have been getting updates to their phone. Thanks. – Chance Apr 27 '11 at 17:11
Thank you, Edelcom. Helpful. – Francisc Apr 28 '11 at 15:46

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