While Samsung Galaxy S devices receive Google Android 2.2 Froyo updates wordlwide and even some non-U.S. carrier variants, American versions of the smartphone offered by network operators do not.
We have heard a rather interesting story from a person allegedly close to the situation and supposedly in breach of NDA that told AndroidPolice "Android 2.2 is on hold for Galaxy S phones until the U.S. carriers and Samsung reach a consensus" -- referring to what he claimed Samsung charging carriers for the update. Following up on this rumor, Samsung has made a quick note to PhoneScoop saying unequivocally: "No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!"
Regardless of what the reason behind not offering the Froyo update is, there seem to be lots of angry users stuck with Eclair on their Galaxy S devices. Wonder if skipping Froyo and updating directly to Gingerbread would make it up to them...