The news was revealed in Three's @ThreeUK Twitter feed, telling a fellow tweeter that the update is "expected in the next couple of weeks". That sounds like it could be rockin' your S before the end of April, although Three added "but we cannot confirm a date".
In theory, Android updates should be available to all phones at the same time. But manufacturers and networks love to slap their own software on top of the open-source operating system, which can delay the process of getting updates to owners of individual handsets.
The Galaxy S arrived last summer, boasting a giant 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 5-megapixel camera and 1GHz processor. It launched with Android 2.1 Eclair installed.
The successor to the Galaxy S, the cunningly named, is due to arrive in shops in May. The smart phone sequel boasts a dual-core processor and 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, and will run 2.3 Gingerbread from day one.
Three has also confirmed that theand will be updating to 2.3 at the end of April or start of May, which is less of a .
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