Samsung i897 - Android

Guys,

I just bought samsung SGH-i897 Captivate Galaxy S. It came with Eclair i.e. Android 2.1

Is it okay to upgrade it's OS to 2.2 and 2.3 etc. using Samsung Kies Mini.

I am new to the Android world so don't know much about it. Also if you can list a few good software's, that would really help.

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i897_captivate-3408.php

Thanks in Advance.

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Is it okay to upgrade it’s OS to 2.2 and 2.3 etc. using Samsung Kies Mini.

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Upgrade it, you will wonder why you delayed the upgrade :)

[quote=“mateen.khalid, post:, topic:”]

Guys,

I just bought samsung SGH-i897 Captivate Galaxy S. It came with Eclair i.e. Android 2.1

Is it okay to upgrade it’s OS to 2.2 and 2.3 etc. using Samsung Kies Mini.

I am new to the Android world so don’t know much about it. Also if you can list a few good software’s, that would really help.

http://www.gsmarena…tivate-3408.php

Thanks in Advance.

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Update it. You are missing out on a lot of new features!

To know about useful apps, go to this link:

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/top-160-best-android-apps-2011-693696

This a comprehensive list of the most useful Android apps to date.

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Upgrade it, you will wonder why you delayed the upgrade :)

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Ijaz Bhai, i never delayed it. I just got it and it comes with Eclair by default from AT&T.

[quote=“rnathbatra, post:3, topic:16095”]

Update it. You are missing out on a lot of new features!

To know about useful apps, go to this link:

http://www.techradar…pps-2011-693696

This a comprehensive list of the most useful Android apps to date.

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Thanks Rnathbatra. Let me finally upgrade it.

Its Rnathbatra. <_<

Successfully Upgraded to 2.2 and It's really amazing. The Speed is awesome as usual and the apps are working smoothly.

Try to find 2.3. 3 for it, which is still more fast and and smoother.

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Successfully Upgraded to 2.2 and It’s really amazing. The Speed is awesome as usual and the apps are working smoothly.

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Great. Don’t forget to install apps that are 2.2 native. They are much better as compared to 2.1.

Yes, I did install Skype which was not working on 2.1

I am still learning and searching about 2.2 Apps.

Ijaz Bhai, AT&T haven't released the 2.3 update but it will be released by January 2012 as per few websites. As soon as they will release it, I will update it.

I am not thinking about rooting right now.

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Yes, I did install Skype which was not working on 2.1

I am still learning and searching about 2.2 Apps.

Ijaz Bhai, AT&T haven’t released the 2.3 update but it will be released by January 2012 as per few websites. As soon as they will release it, I will update it.

I am not thinking about rooting right now.

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Don’t root it! There is no real benefit and it slows down the phone in my opinion.

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Don’t root it! There is no real benefit and it slows down the phone in my opinion.

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I won’t. I read somewhere that AT&T will release the Gingerbread Update in December 2011 or January 2012. When they will release it, then i will move to Gingerbread. Until then, I am happy playing with 2.2 :)

A very nice Phone in this price with all the functions and actually works better then Iphone.