updated 03:50 pm EST, Thu February 24, 2011
Samsung Captivate update released, detailed
As promised, a Samsung FAQ page reveals that the Android 2.2 software update for the Samsung Captivate has now gone live. The page is a very detailed guide on how to perform the changeover. The update, called KB1, brings with it a new interface, dedicated shortcuts for Phone, Application, Contacts and Messaging on the home screen.
Security is improved with numeric or alpha-numeric password options, the ability to remotely wipe the device when lost or stolen and easier auto-discovery options when syncing with an Exchange account.
The browser gets a speed boost from the V8 engine, and pages with a lot of Java script content load faster. The Dalvik just-in-time compliler core to Android's engine enhances performance two- to fivefold when crunching CPU-heavy code. Flash Player 10.1 is also now supported, and apps can be stored on and run from SD cards.