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

Thank you.


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.


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.

  • 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
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    @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
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    @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

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